Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict How Islamist militant groups are gaining 5 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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I don't understand why Russia is stopping Ukraine to drift to EU. Can someone shed some light on this?
starzandearth
For a 2018 video this barely went into depth concerning the Ukraine war. I would suggest looking through vice's Russian roulette series to gain some more insight.
Sofia Zholubak
Never trust Russia. This is the lesson the world has to learn. Putin does not understand words, he only understands power.
Constance Yen
USA never wants peace falling on the world. USA wants wars in order to gain money from other countries.
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Y’all can have a taste of your own medicine Westies
Big Nig McGee
Conservatard: VOX AND CNN IS LIES!!

Also Conservatard: I’m so glad the earth isn’t dying of global warming and the Russians aren’t trying to destroy the west
Th3 Lazy Man
Gosh...I wish I could live in East Ukraine.
sabyasachi mallik
Thanks for the knowledge
TheSpy_001
Poor Ukraine...
Cherban
Notice how in this case far right militia are considered to be the good guys, this video is made with wikipedia research, these "journalists" dont even know that warsaw pact countries were not part of USSR
Tian Hao Wang
Those two countries are suppose to be brother and sister, eastern countries are going to war while western countries laugh at how pathetic they are.
Pf Zheng
US puppets on good ending
Killer Dude
Ukrain is Russian territory
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the most beautifull women in the world are in Ukrain
Nisheeth Shukla
Can somebody help me? I want to learn about the conflict or you can say tussle between USA and RUSSIA. An unbiased version of it so that I can learn and understand the geopolitics better. I am an Engineer by profession and haven't concentrated much on this subject. So, anybody?
Peacemaker69
Yeah, right..but simple this is not true.
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21세기에 전쟁이라니...
Maria Gorman
you dont know nothing.
Micheal Clerence Munioze
Putin was playing chess while Obama was playing checkers in 2014. It's the biggest difference in intelligence between a Russian leader and a US president i have seen in my lifetime. Putin out maneuvered Obama by so many moves in advanced, it went from funny to sad quick. Even the pro Obama press had to admit how bad he was being outclassed.
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How Islamist militant groups are gaining Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict 5 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.

To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy.

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