In the article, “Russiak invades Ukraine” I learned that on Feburary 24, 2022, President Putin announced that Russia was no longer safe from what he claimed was an ever-prsent threath from Ukraine. Putin clamis that a military invasion was necessary to protect the Russian People, who Putin says hav been subjected to genocide and bullying from Ukraine. The Russian people living in Ukraine are tge largest ethinic minority in the nation. Ukraine responds by saying the Ukraine military has called up all reservists aged eighteen to sixty years old and that President Volodymyr Zelensky has joined his troops on the front lines.
These events mark the first time that major power has invaded a neighboring European country’s side of World War ll. A hugenumber of refugees are crossing the borders into Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, and Slovakia. More likely to come. The U.S. announced that they will not be sending combat troops to Ukraine.