Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict How Islamist militant groups are gaining 9 months ago   04:25

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The ceasefire is completely ignored.

Correction: In a previous version, the Russian Empire at 2:31 did not include Finland and northern Kazakhstan and at 2:34 the map mistakenly depicted the Warsaw Pact members, not the Soviet Union.

At 2:03 the Minsk II agreement refers to the separatist enclaves as "certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine" not the DPR and LPR.

Sources:
Russian Empire: https://www.loc.gov/item/2015591079/
Soviet Union: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g7001f.ct001572/

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The present conflict in Ukraine started in 2014. Today, there are 100,000 fighters stationed in the country, making it one of the most heavily militarized regions in the world. In Ukraine's east, Ukrainian forces are engaged in a struggle with Russian-backed separatists.

A ceasefire was called in 2015, with a security zone established that was meant to foster peace. However, today the security zone remains one of the most violent places in the Ukraine. With over 10,000 deaths to date, and over 1.5 million civilians displaced, the cost of ignoring the ceasefire continues to mount by the day. And both sides are still building up their forces.

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olpkol
Russia start the war


1. Moldova 1992.
2. Georgia 1992
3. Georgia 2008.
4. Ukraine 2014, Crimea
5. Ukraine 2014, Donbass
Artjoms Pugacovs
I understand what is russian and what is ukranian, but what is seperatists?
Vijay 1630
Why Russia is still trying to reclaim Ukraine?
AGTHEBEST
0:24, 0:38, 0:51 and others... Where could I find those clips and locations on Google Maps?
Daniel 64th
I thought europe is a peaceful continent😢😢
Владимир
Respect Hohlostan from Mordor.
Sum Guy
Just to clarify, in case any of you are slow to the party:
Russia used Ukraine as a springboard to test the social media political attack style they used on the US in 2016.
There was no spontaneous rebellion, Russian troops committed war crimes by invading the Crimea, without identifying insignia, and holding false elections.
This was only effective because Kiev, the Capital, was put into siege and revolt, also likely created by Russian agitators and corruption at the highest levels.
Russia then attempted the same thing in the eastern parts of Ukraine; but because pro-Russian sentiment is weaker there, and because the government had a bit of time to recover, the Russians could not take those states wholesale, without openly declaring war. There was actual armed resistance, and the Russians got scared.
Americans may not know or care about this, but it's actually very important they understand how a struggling democracy can be badly shaken by even small perturbations, since something similar happened in 2016.
Ayush Raj
I hope Russia achieves its goal.
Benjamin Elkanem
Russia caused it.
Vuk Todic
Russia is expanding their territory because ukraine is not in eu or nato so they cant defend themselfs against russia and sooner of after they will invade her piece by piece
Gamingcenter a.k.a Fattos
Poor ukraine i hope you guys will find peace and recover fast!
Tom Riddle
Euromaidan -> Donbass
People forget what it all started. Russia has nothing to do with these events. Ukraine is killing its citizens. Russia's actions the whole world saw in the Crimea. No killings and no war. War is where Ukraine .
Naidu VGA
Same as the mid-east. No different. Paleface still at it.
AMITKUMAR YADAV
Please make a video on North korea and america tension
Or video on america and iran tention
Simon Roh
🇺🇦 just join the 🇪🇺 & NATO. It’ll be easier for defense.
19 86
God bless Ukraine from Croatia 🇭🇷🇺🇦 we were in the same situation 20 years ago with Serbs.
SNIPEZZ 07
Ukraine Georgia 🇬🇪 love you❤️💖❤️❤️❤️🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪
George George
all good things take time...One day soon Ukraine will join their western brothers in the EU and the Russian mad-man ex KGB president will parish and maybe even Russia will become democratic and join the EU nations to work towards prosperity and freedoms. Russians just need a more independent and more efficient education system and that will be good enough to flush out autocratic sociopaths out of seats of power and the Russian people will realise that after all we are all just people who want to be happy, healthy and enjoy freedoms with our loved ones. War is for sociopathic power-hungry megalomaniacs who have no place in the future of humanity.
Johann Sound
respect and love for ukraine from a amoeba 738672 meters under mars
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How Islamist militant groups are gaining Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict 9 months ago   05:20

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Terrorist groups are destabilizing countries all over the continent.

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Islamist terrorist groups have found a new home and it's not in the Middle East -- it's in Africa. Specifically, the Sahel, a band of territory in West Africa between the Sahara desert and the savannah.

Since the early 2000s, Islamist extremist groups have increasingly strengthened their base here -- training fighters, raising money, and launching a massive number of attacks.

Some are linked to al-Qaeda and other Islamic State. This is throwing these already weak countries into crises and making the region one of the most dangerous in the world.

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