In early 2021, the situation began getting out of control when Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy asked the United States to join NATO.
Ukraine’s urge to acquire the membership of NATO offended Russia.
The President of Russia took the decision to increase the military near the Ukrainian border.
Russia started sending troops to the Ukrainian border for a training exercise. The country kept increasing the troops in spring and autumn.
By December 2021, the US showed anger on Russia’s troops near the border for a training exercise. For this, Joe Biden even warned Russia for severe sanctions.
Russia has demanded from the west that NATO will not exercise any military activity in eastern Europe and Ukraine.
The president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, claims Ukraine is a puppet of the West the president of Russia. It was not an independent state in 1991 but a part of the soviet union.
Russia states that by joining NATO, Ukraine will shatter the peace of Russia, and its NATO alliance is a threat to its territorial sovereignty.
Previously, Russia annexed Crimea, which was highly condemned by the USA. The United States called that illegal annexation of Crimea by Russia.
But it is still considered as th part of Ukrain by most countries, ands Crimea was considered by most countries of the world in the UN.
In 2014, again, Russia attacked Ukraine. The escalation was halted with the peace treaty called Minsk Peace Accord.
But as the conflict has continued, Russia said that it is sending “peacekeepers” to the region where the conflict is happening. The West calls the Russian act to occupy sovereign territory.
Ukraine was part of Ukraine. It has a deep socio-cultural connection with Russia, and Ukrainian people mostly speak Russian.
Russia has a higher reserver of oil and gas in Europe, and all of Europe imports gas and oil from Russia.
However, after imposing economic sanctions on Russia, the European countries would find the worst economic repercussion at large.