Summary of the unknown Ukrainian War …
With the Orange Revolution in 2004, the tension between the West and the pro-Russia came to light, and the lines between the parties were drawn after the pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych did not sign the EU Association Agreement in 2013. About a month after Yanukovych rejected this agreement, he agreed with Russia. Moscow would buy Ukrainian government bonds and give Ukraine a discount on natural gas.
Demonstrations were beginning to spread throughout the country. Yanukovych, who resisted until February 24, fled to Russia after the opposition gained control over Kyiv and Moscow was losing its implicit war with the West. The “Ukrainian Front”, attended by the people’s councils in the east and southeast of the country, announced that they would form local troops and demand assistance from Russia. Will Russia be idle?
The pro-Russian people took control of many points in Crimea. The pro-Russian supporters, who established their power in the region in a short time, held a referendum demanding the attachment of Crimea to Russia on March 16, and Crimea was officially attached to Russia with the signature of the Russian leader Putin approving the annexation. At the same time, the Donbas War started in the east, where the Russian minority, which is one of the industrial regions of the country, lived predominantly. Currently, the region is under the control of pro-Russian forces with the support of Russia. Do not mix; Russia annexed Crimea and Sevastopol in the south of the peninsula but did not annex the Donetsk-Lugansk region in the east. The “Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics”, which declared their unilateral independence, have a surface area of around 7.800 km2.
Conflict of interest between the West and Russia is the basis of the crisis in Ukraine, where the grass is crushed by the elephants fighting. Of course, it would not be right to separate the sides of the war directly as pro-Western and Russian. Ukrainian nationalists, who have been living in a “war of historical origin” with the Russians, are anti-Russian but not entirely pro-Western.