• Kowshika Ravichandran

THE RUSSIA vs UKRAINE: IS THIS THE BEGINNING OF THE WORLD WAR THREE?



There is a stressful scenario going on in the world right now, and it's all because Russia and Ukraine are on the approach of war. The global share market sank severely, prices of all vital commodities soared, and the lives of average people is in jeopardy. Let’s go deep into what’s happening.

What exactly is the issue?

Ukraine was originally a part of modern-day Russia, but it declared independence on August 24, 1991. Ukraine aspires to join NATO after gaining independence. This is due to Ukraine's desire to strengthen its defense and economy by joining a western country. Here's where the main issue surfaced.

Russia was previously promised that there would be no more NATO expansion into the east. However, Russia was spurred by Ukraine's latest decision and NATO's endorsement of it. Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania were once part of Soviet Russia, but the sweeping of Russian republics into NATO resulted in a bad impact. As a result, Russia resolved to reclaim what was once theirs.

Who is this NATO?

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a military alliance made up of 27 European countries, two American countries, and one Eurasian country. The current members of NATO are Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States.

Why does the rest of the world believe it's the start of World War III?

Interference by the United States in Ukraine Russia problem is the reason for this tense. The rest of the world is aware that they are at odds. NATO nations are hesitant to back Ukraine because they believe it will lead to war. Germany and other World War II countries withdrew from the situation. The United Kingdom was notified that it may help Ukraine by supplying weapons.

The United States is the first to declare that it will back Ukraine in whatever way it can. However, Japan and the United States are now condemning Russia's actions and have decided to impose sanctions on them if a war breaks out. The most crucial piece of information is that Ukraine and NATO have yet to sign a treaty.

Why is the US on the verge of imposing sanctions?

The term "sanctions" refers to the prohibition of imports and exports from a country. Because Russia is one of the world's largest exporters of petroleum products, the US is on the point of doing it for them.

If the penalty is imposed, world countries that rely on Russian petroleum goods must look for the next in line, which is unquestionably the United States. We are all familiar with the United States' history with oil-rich Iraq. This is why the United States is so interested in the Ukraine-Russia conflict.

Russia’s point of view

The war news was initially broken by the American intelligence earlier this year, according to Russia's perspective. The satellite photos also revealed that there were around 1,50,000 Russian troops stationed in the border region.

Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, has indicated that he wishes for peace. The action, on the other hand, says the exact opposite. He also argued that Ukraine is a puppet of western powers, rather than a country in its own right. He demanded that Ukraine not become a member of NATO.

The current condition

Russian troops were now encircling Ukraine on all sides. Even if weapon support is provided, how can a small country like Ukraine battle a large country like Russia? Even while Putin claims that he wants peace and that his forces would be returned, his actions are contrary. Without a doubt, the odds are stacked to Russia's advantage.

However, the stock markets began to reflect this anxious scenario all across the world. The price of fuel and gold is rising. The stock markets are declining, indicating that the economy is deteriorating. The only way for Ukraine to save itself is to abandon the concept of joining NATO.

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