Exactly what's going on with Russia & the Ukraine right now?

Will someone please explain?It seems to be very confusing.Is the Obama Administration doing things to make the situation worse?It seems that way!I believe that Putin is a much better more experienced leader than Obama,but,that's besides the point.

Why don't we just stay out of that situation & let Russia & the Ukraine work things out on their own?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Why many Ukrainians do not trust Russia: Human-made famine in Ukraine of 1932-1933 a product of the Soviet Union.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holodomor

    And this is the focus of the state-sponsored Russian propaganda, particularly the part about Nazi collaborators:

    "When Nazi Germany with its allies invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, many Ukrainians and Polish people, particularly in the west where they had experienced two years of harsh Soviet rule, initially regarded the Wehrmacht soldiers as liberators. Some Ukrainian activist of the national movement hoped for a momentum to establish an independent state of Ukraine. German policies initially gave some encouragement to such hopes through the vague promises of sovereign 'Greater Ukraine' as the Germans were trying to take advantage of anti-Soviet, anti-Ukrainian, anti-Polish, and anti-Jewish sentiments. A local Ukrainian auxiliary police was formed as well as Ukrainian SS division, 14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Galicia (1st Ukrainian). However, after the initial period of a limited tolerance, the German policies soon abruptly changed and the Ukrainian national movement was brutally crushed.

    "Some Ukrainians, however, utterly resisted the Nazi onslaught from its start and a partisan movement immediately spread over the occupied territory. Some elements of the Ukrainian nationalist underground formed a Ukrainian Insurgent Army that fought both Soviet and Nazi forces. In some western regions of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Insurgent Army survived underground and continued the resistance against the Soviet authorities well into the 1950s, though many Ukrainian civilians were murdered in this conflict by both sides."

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Ukraine#Wo...

    How Russians work things out:

    “Lethal Politics: Soviet Genocide and Mass Murder Since 1917”

    By R.J. Rummel

    http://www.hawaii.edu/powerkills/NOTE4.HTM

    How Putin thinks:

    “The collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century. And for the Russian people, it became a real drama. Tens of millions of our citizens and compatriots found themselves outside the Russian Federation…”

    -- Vladimir Putin, former KGB agent, 2005.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_imperialism

    Some recent history you may have missed:

    • What was the KGB?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KGB#In_the_Soviet_Blo...

    • Origin of the Russian Federation:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dissolution_of_the_So...

    • What became of former KGB agents?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Putin

    • What became of the KGB?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Security_Serv...

    Don't get me started on Obama.

  • 7 years ago

    Nothing has changed during the past week. Similar to other conservatives, ever since he invaded Ukraine, you have been fawning over Putin.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    this is a really good account of what has happened

    http://www.fourwinds10.net/siterun_data/government...

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