In light of the ongoing conflict in news on Ukraine, we’ve put together a list of North American news articles on the situation. These articles will provide you with an overview of what’s happening, as well as some insights into what you can do to help. If you haven’t been following this news closely, now is a good time to start.
Ukrainian Parliament votes to impeach the president
Ukrainian Parliament votes to impeach the president
The Ukrainian parliament has voted to impeach President Viktor Yanukovych of Ukraine. The move comes amid protests and unrest in the country following Yanukovych’s refusal to sign a trade agreement with the European Union.
Russian military denies involvement in clashes in eastern Ukraine
The Russian military denied involvement, saying its troops were present only to protect the civilian population. Earlier this month, Ukraine accused Russia of sending tanks and other armored vehicles into the country to support pro-Russian separatists.
Ukrainian President Petrol Poroshenko called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council on Monday over what he called a “serious escalation” of the crisis in eastern Ukraine. He also said that his government was considering declaring martial law in the east. On Sunday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Saki said Washington was “deeply concerned” about reports of Russian troop movements in Ukraine and urged Moscow to respect international law and cease support for separatist insurgents.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemns Russian actions in Ukraine
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Russian actions in Ukraine during a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentling. Trudeau stated that Canada “stands with the people of Ukraine” and will continue to support their efforts to join the European Union. Trudeau also called for an end to the violence and for all sides to return to the negotiating table.
Germany urges Russia to deescalate tensions in eastern Ukraine
Germany on Monday urged Russia to de-escalate tensions in eastern Ukraine, saying it was important to avoid further escalation of the conflict. The spokesman also said Merkel welcomed an agreement between Kyiv and Moscow from last week that would allow for more monitoring of the cease-fire by OSCE observers.
Poland plans to build a wall on its border with Ukraine
Poland is planning to build a wall on its border with Ukraine to keep out refugees and illegal immigrants, according to a report from the Associated Press. The wall would be about 18 miles long and 3 feet high and would cost $2.3 billion to build. The Polish government says that it needs a wall to prevent illegal immigration and terrorism.
Ukraine: A divided nation
The ongoing military conflict between government forces and pro-Russian separatists has left the country in a state of disarray. The United States and its European partners have imposed sanctions on Russia in an attempt to pressure it into ending the insurgency, but Moscow has shown no signs of backing down.
The war in Ukraine: a timeline
Since early 2014, there has been a conflict in Ukraine between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. The war has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced millions. In March of this year, the United Nations Security Council approved a resolution to provide assistance to the country.
The timeline below provides an overview of key events in the Ukrainian conflict.
The cost of the Ukrainian conflict
The cost of the Ukrainian conflict is mounting day by day. This is only a snapshot of what is happening on the ground in Ukraine.
Russia’s role in the Ukraine crisis
Ukraine finds itself in the midst of a political and economic crisis that has escalated into a full-blown war with Russia. These protests quickly turned violent and ended up leading to the ouster of then-president Viktor Yanukovych.
In response to these events, the Obama administration announced sanctions against key Russian individuals and businesses. In late February 2015, Ukrainian forces launched an offensive against pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. This campaign quickly went south and by early March had led to a full-scale invasion by Russian troops and military hardware.
The crisis has had a devastating impact on both Ukraine’s economy and infrastructure. Meanwhile, reports have emerged indicating that over 10,000 people have died as a result of the conflict so far, including over 5500 civilians killed in rebel-held areas alone.
Europe’s response to the Ukraine conflict
Since Euromaidan in 2014, the conflict in Ukraine has spiraled into a full-blown war. Russia has annexed Crimea and supported separatists in eastern Ukraine, while the United States and European Union have imposed sanctions on Moscow. So far, Europe’s response to the crisis has been largely ineffective.
The EU has responded to sanctions by enacting its own, which have had little impact on Russian behavior. The bloc is also trying to increase economic cooperation with Russia, but this is proving difficult because of Moscow’s support for the separatists. Meanwhile, Eastern Europe sees the conflict as an opportunity to build closer ties with NATO, which has been strengthening its presence in the region.
So far, Europe’s strategy toward the Ukraine conflict has been ineffective and chaotic. The bloc needs to come up with a more comprehensive approach if it wants to prevent the conflict from spreading further and worsening.
The future of Ukraine
Ukraine is in the midst of a political and economic crisis that has many people worried about its future. The current situation began when former President Yanukovych refused to sign an association agreement with the European Union, which led to protests and riots. Ukraine now finds itself in a difficult situation, where it does not have control over its own territory and its currency is declining in value.
Poroshenko has been trying to negotiate a compromise with Russia, which would give Ukraine more autonomy but keep it within the Russian Federation.
Many people are concerned about what the future holds for Ukraine. It is unclear what will happen next, and whether or not Ukraine will be able to successfully navigate through its current crisis.
The latest North American news on Ukraine is as follows: Russia has announced a partial withdrawal of its forces from the country, with Putin saying that “the main task now is to create conditions for a peaceful settlement and ensure the return of those who have left.” The Ukrainian Prime Minister Philip on Feigns responded by announcing that his government would not recognize the results of the presidential election in which Putin won. Meanwhile, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg reiterated that alliance members remain committed to defending Ukraine against any potential Russian aggression.