why is russia invading Ukraine?

I just heared that Ukraine is being invaded but I have no idea why. Does anyone know why? Thanks

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  • 7 years ago
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    After WWII the Ukraine was once under the control of the USSR. After the breakup of the soviet block of nations, the Ukraine (1991) and several other countries were given more independence from Russia. The Ukraine depends on Russia for natural gas and other supplies. Recently the Ukraine has moved toward aligning itself more with NATO and western Europe and away from Russia. In WWII Russia was invaded by Germany under Hitler and before that France invaded Russia under Napoleon. To protect its borders, Russia took over those countries that Hitler had invaded and formed the iron curtain. Putin is not happy about the Ukraine moving away from the Russian sphere of influence. Many Russians moved into the Ukraine and the Crimea during those years of Russian domination. To protect its borders from another invasion from Europe, Russia feels it needs the Ukraine as a buffer zone. Russia had previously invaded Georgia and Czechoslovakia for much the same reason. Culturally, The Ukraine is Eastern Orthodox Christian as is Russia. Because of the large number of Russians in the Ukraine, Russia feels justified in sending troops into the Ukraine to protect its citizens. Although, there is no evidence it's citizens are in any danger. However, the Ukraine is now an independent country and does not want to be under the thumb of Russia. There is just not a lot the US can do to prevent this invasion. The Ukraine has the largest military in Europe only less than Russia. The Russian Baltic Fleet of war ships are based in the Crimea. This could get very messy. The Ukraine is better able to protect itself than Georgia or Czechoslovakia.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Russia is invading the Ukraine because Obama made a deal with Putin. The deal, was when Russia invaded the U.S. would go to "war" with Russia. You must ask why he would do this? Its simple. With the U.S.'s debt at dangerous levels, which Obama caused (the debt) for this very reason, Obama will be able to declare Martials Law, so he wouldn't need congress' approval and use the military to become dictator of the United States. He has been preparing for this day. Notice he wants to get rid of guns? That's to make the takeover of the U.S. easier, because some people would fight back. He covers up his true intent with his public statements about shootings around the U.S., saying his concerns about those subjects is an easy cover up to get rid of guns. Once Obama takes the U.S. completely there he will own the western hemisphere in a day. Eventually he will be dictator of the world and will then hand the title to the ones who own him...The Illuminati!

    Source(s): This mystical dome piece. Warning: May or may not be accurate.
  • Zapata
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    7 years ago

    1. The south of Ukraine is full of Russians who live there. The new Ukrainian government is not listening to their wishes.

    2. Russia has had an important naval base on the Black Sea coast of Ukraine for about 250 years and they don't want to loose it.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Putin wants an empire and he wants Ukraine for agriculture (rich soil) and Crimea for a navy base for the black sea.

    He claims he is protecting Russians in Ukraine but that is pure, shameless bullcrap.

    His motives are suspicious and makes us believe Bond villains really do exist.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    they are not. they are merely standing by as kiev massacres hundreds of pro russian civilians.

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