Why Russia Invaded Ukraine (Continued…)
At that time, it was reported that 200,000 troops were attacking the Eastern European country.
The the attack left most of the country without heat, light, and access to cash, is believed to be the prelude to an invasion.
Mr. Ellwood wrote on Twitter: “Russia is on the verge of an invasion. And will again try to redraw the map of Eastern Europe. History will ask – why don’t we learn from history?”
Putin is said to want reclaim more territory died when the Soviet Union collapsed.
Britain first infiltrated Ukraine in 2014 when Russian troops illegally annexed Crimea – sparking international condemnation.
Conflict has flared in eastern Ukraine since Putin-backed rebels fought the government in the disputed Donbas region.
And on February 21, 2022, Putin signed a decree recognizing the rebel republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Military experts believe it was used as an excuse for Russian troops to cross the border into those areas.
Many weeks before, British citizens were notified to leave Ukraine while trade routes remain open due to rising tensions in the region.
The warning from the State Department came as the United States said Russia could invade “any day” and asked its citizens to leave within the next 48 hours.
Minister of Armed Forces James Heappey said advice for Britons in Ukraine had changed as Russia was at a stage where it could strike “without notice”.
He warned that the Royal Air Force would not be “qualified” to go and take people out at a later date if they stayed in the country.
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