Civil war in Ukraine?

by JordanL on April 7, 2014 - 11:38am

In this article, it is reported that Ukraine has accused Russia of being behind the taking of two federal buildings in Donetsk, a Ukrainian province. Tension is rising between the two governments as groups of protesters are now asking for a referendum on joining Russia. Interior minister Arsin Avakov claims that the ancient president of the country, Viktor Yanukovich, is conspiring with Vladimir Putin. According to him, they are behind the current disorder in the province. He also adds that the police will restore peace in the area as soon as they can and without any bloodshed. Of the seizure of the two buildings, it is estimated that there were around a thousand protesters. They expressed their opposition to the joining of the European Union and NATO and said they want peace for their children.

This incident is only a small part of the recent feuding between Russia and Ukraine. Until now, it has not degenerated into a full-blown conflict. We can only hope that such a thing will not happen, considering it would signify the death of thousands of people. If the two countries could negotiate a bit, they might avoid the consequences of their stubbornness.

The link to the original article can be found below.

"Ukraine says Putin behind seizure of state buildings" by Thomson Reuters on April 6th, 2014

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ukraine-says-putin-behind-seizure-of-state-buildings-1.2600153

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