Russia’s attack on Ukraine It is the news that millions of people around the world follow, following the announcement of the start of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, after days of breath-holding and anticipation. From the Russian President’s recognition of the breakaway regions from Ukraine.

Details of Russia’s attack on Ukraine

Russian forces launched a military attack on Ukraine, as they crossed its borders and bombed military targets near major cities. Moments later, there were reports of attacks on Ukrainian military targets, Ukraine said that Putin had launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine, and some sources spoke of Russian military vehicles penetrating the border in a number of regions, in the north, south and east, including from Belarus Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky announced that martial law has now been imposed throughout Ukraine, as the Ukrainian leader said in a video statement, “No panic. we are strong. are ready for anything. We will defeat everyone because we are Ukraine.” Before the Russian attack, the Ukrainian president made one last attempt to avoid war, warning that Russia might start a great war in Europe, and urging Russian citizens to oppose it. Nearly three million.[1]

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The causes of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine

Ukraine became an independent country with the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, and began to establish close relations with the West, and since its independence, the country has been fighting corruption and internal divisions, as the western side of the country wants integration with the West, while the eastern region wants integration with Russia, and the conflict between Russia and Ukraine began When Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych rejected an association agreement with the European Union in favor of closer ties with Moscow, protesters ousted him in what is known as the Revolution of Dignity. In return, Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea and supported a separatist rebellion in eastern Ukraine.[2]

Shortly thereafter, conflict began in Donbas, the country’s industrial heartland. More than 14,000 people were killed in the armed conflict between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed separatists. Ukraine and the West accused Russia of deploying troops and sending weapons to the rebels, a claim Russia denied. Russia has strongly criticized the United States and NATO for aiding Ukraine with weapons and joint military exercises. President Putin also expressed concerns about plans by some NATO members to establish military training centers in Ukraine. Russia also emphasized in its security demands that it does not want Ukraine to be a member of NATO, and wants The suspension of all NATO exercises near its borders and the withdrawal of NATO forces from Central and Eastern Europe.[2]

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The significance of Putin’s recognition of the two breakaway regions

On Monday, February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin informed the French and German leaders that he intends to sign a decree recognizing the independence of two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine. They declared themselves independent, as yet unrecognized, people’s republics. For the first time, Russia says it does not consider Donbass to be part of Ukraine, which could pave the way for Moscow to openly send military forces into separatist regions, using the argument that it is interfering as an ally to protect these regions from Ukraine.[1]

What has changed in the number of Russian troops?

Russia has massed more than 100,000 soldiers along its border with Ukraine, where satellite images in November of 2021 showed the presence of more than 100,000 Russian soldiers on the border with Ukraine, along with tanks and other military equipment, and in December of 2021, the US President warned Joe Biden warns Russia against Western economic sanctions if it invades Ukraine On January 3, 2022, US President Joe Biden reassured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky of a decisive response in the event of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine On January 19, 2022, US President Joe Biden warned of a possible Russian invasion, and the President Russia’s Vladimir Putin suffers from the dire consequences. After days of diplomatic talks in Geneva, NATO put its forces on standby and reinforced the military presence in Eastern Europe with more ships and combat aircraft on January 24, 2022. Meanwhile, the United States put about 8,500 soldiers on standby. The following figure shows where Russian forces are stationed on the Ukrainian border.[3]

What has changed in the number of Russian troops?

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With this information, the article comes to its conclusion after being clarified Details of Russia’s attack on UkraineThe article also reviewed information on the reasons for the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, the change in the number of forces stationed around the Ukrainian border since the beginning of this crisis, and the significance of the Russian President’s recognition of the two separatist regions in Ukraine.

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  1. ^ , Ukraine conflict: Russian forces invade after Putin TV declaration , 02/24/2022

  2. ^ , Explained: What is the conflict between Russia and Ukraine? Key reasons behind Russia-Ukraine conflict , 02/24/2022

  3. ^ , Explainer: What will Russian recognition of breakaway Ukraine regions mean? , 02/24/2022