The Crimean Crisis: History Repeats Itself

1218 WordsJun 16, 20185 Pages
Communism still lives in the Russian military’s takeover of the Crimean region of Ukraine. Nations stand idly by, watching, with little more than mild concern for the Ukrainians. However, it is the United Nation and NATO’s duty to recognize and defend Ukrainian sovereignty against the Russian incursion into Crimea. The Russians should not be allowed to have Crimea because Crimea is already a part of Ukraine. If no one intervenes, history will be repeated, and there will be war. Because of the historical mistreatment of Ukrainians by Russia, the United Nations and NATO should support Ukrainian sovereignty, which may ultimately prevent Russia from not only absorbing Crimea, but also the entire Ukrainian nation. On February 27, 2014,…show more content…
These predictions all turned out to be quite accurate. As of now, Crimea is trying to separate itself from Ukraine, and trying to join Russia. When the unidentified, pro-Russian troops took control of the border station, they also captured the fifty Ukrainian border guards stationed there. The Russian agreement with Ukraine states that Russia cannot have more than 25,000 troops in Ukraine, unless the Ukrainian President allows more due to an emergency. However, there has been no declaration of any such emergency, and the estimated number of Russian troops in Crimea is anywhere from 25,000 up to 30,000, and they have reinforcements of 16,000 to 42,000 troops. Russia has also scuttled a cruiser hulk, a tug boat, a diving support vessel, and an unidentified ship to block Ukrainian ships from getting into Crimean ports. With control of the border, and the ports blocked, Russia has walled off Crimea from Ukraine. The Russians have installed the pro-Russian politician Sergey Aksyoov as the Prime Minister of Crimea, along with pro-Russian politician Aleksei Chalyi as the mayor of Sevastopol, which is Crimea’s capital city. So far, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Canada, Turkey, and the European Union have accused Russia of breaking international law and violating Ukrainian sovereignty. This is all happening right under the nose of the United Nations
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