Conflicts Spark Overseas: US Tries to Intervene

Brendan Winkel, Staff Writer

Throughout history, Russia and Ukraine have shown they don’t like each other. Ukraine hasn’t liked Russia since they were overtaken during World War II, and Russia doesn’t like Ukraine because they gained their independence in 1991. Since 1991, these two countries have conflicted over many topics. These two almost went to war over the fact that Ukraine owes Russia some money.

However, in 2022, it appears Russia has had enough of their former claimed territory after some oil bickering, deciding that invading was the only option.

Russia has had platoons of men surrounding Ukraine for quite some time now, to make sure that they stayed in line with their laws. With revealed satellite imagery, it can be seen that Russia has almost doubled the number of men on the outskirts of the country in just a week. 

With this discovery, the West is getting very worried that Russia might potentially invade Ukraine. This would have almost certainly been the case if America didn’t try to negotiate with them last week. Biden and Putin had a two-hour video conference where Biden threatened Putin with tougher economic sanctions and repositioning of NATO troops in Europe.