Russia Invade Ukraine, Stuns the World

Russia Invade Ukraine, Stuns the World

On Feb. 24, Russia started a large-scale invasion on Ukraine with the help of Belarus. According to Vladimir Putin, over the past few years, Ukraine has been thinking of joining NATO which he says threatens Russia’s border.

“I feel sad that my country Ukraine is going through what it is,” said Julien Rousseau, a Ukrainian student at Bedford. “I wish that it could all just end. My family is worried about all of my relatives in Ukraine.”

Marcel Katz, a student at Bedford worries that Russia is committing war crimes, and he thinks Russia made a mistake trying to invade Ukraine.

Ms. Sheeran, a sixth-grade social studies teacher from the green pod, says a war/invasion is something completely appropriate to be concerned about. She also says that her curriculum has been affected. “I needed to put a pause on our Africa unit so that people could learn about the history, understand the facts, and ask questions.”

NATO allies are joining together by imposing strict economic sanctions to try and hurt Russia’s economy and limit Russia’s ability to build weapons and wage war.

The United States and other countries are supplying arms for Ukraine to use against Russian tanks, planes, and troops.

Russia’s plan is obvious. It plans to take over large cities and the capital, making the country weak and bringing Ukraine to the ground.
Russia is cutting off paths to other countries so that civilians can’t escape. According to CNN, Russia has already committed genocide, a serious war crime, with the apparent discovery of civilians killed in massive numbers.

Russia is doing this because it feels like it should have Ukraine as part of its land.

According to CNN, Putin says that the heart and start of Russian ethnicity was in Ukraine. When Ukraine wanted to join NATO, Russia didn’t want its former land to fall into enemy control.

Also according to CNN, Russia wants to become more powerful and gain more land though, this might not be credible
The war, tragic for those affected overseas, also affects the United States.

At this point, our country is facing economic problems. The price of gas has skyrocketed as have wheat prices.
Russia is one of our gasoline suppliers, but on March 8 President Biden changed that “We’re banning all imports of Russian oil and gas energy,” Biden told reporters at the White House. “That means Russian oil will no longer be acceptable in U.S. ports and the American people will deal another powerful blow to Putin’s war machine.” This means our prices will go up even more.