Ukraine In Distress

To many peoples surprise, yes, the war in Ukraine is still going down. Seven failed peace treaties and cease fires later, a lot has changed. The Rebels have entrenched their positions and proved that they are a force to be reckoned with. The Donetsk airport, a rebel held stronghold, has been all but completed leveled. The Ukrainian artillery has paved countless miles of Eastern Ukraine flat with relentless shelling and rocket barrages. Massive craters and destroyed buildings dot the landscape.

As the conflict continues, it becomes apparent that Russia will ignore the requests of the international
community. Russia continues to blatantly attack Ukrainian military and civilians, supply rebels with money and weapons, and give direct support and leadership to the rebels. As the conflict escalates, the question on everyone’s mind is, who will get involved next? Germany, Poland, Norway, Sweden, and the U.S. have already released official statements clearly aimed against Putin and his aggressive behavior, and placed very restrictive sanctions on Russia, yet he shows no signs of slowing down.

In addition to sparking a brutal civil war and making homosexuality illegal, Vladimir Putin has single handedly sparked a second cold war. He regularly issues illegal “mock bombing runs” over foreign soil. When that nation (often Sweden) sends interceptor jets to ward off the Russians, the Russian jets will fly too close and/or expose their weapons, basically flexing their might and showing off. Also, when Putin arrived to the G20 summit in Australia last fall, he was accompanied by a whole flotilla of military and naval craft. One missile cruiser, two destroyers, an aircraft carrier, and two support vessels. These actions are not only insulting to the leader of Australia, but considered a threat to the international community. If Russia’s behavior is allowed to continue without any substantial response, I fear the