What is at stake between Ukraine and Russia? The origin of the conflict that has claimed nearly 14,000 lives

The tension between Russia you Ukraine has increased in recent weeks due to interventions from other international actors. The United States, France, and Britain are among the countries that have mediated to avoid a military escalation.

The crisis began when the Ukrainian government claimed that approx 100,000 Russian soldiers they have been stationed along the border since November 2021. Some experts say it could be a more latent tension than 2014, when Russia annexed Crimea.

What is at stake between Ukraine and Russia?

Tatiana Kolbayenkova, full professor in the Spanish Language Department at Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine, spoke at follow w on the climate in which people live. “Everything is very calm here, we have been used to war since 2014,” he assured.

On possible Russian invasion of Ukraine, indicating that it should be evaluated with a magnifying glass and reflected by the sample. “It’s like saying that Colombia wants to reunite with Panama, Quito and Guayaquil only to say they speak the same language or the same religion,” he explained.

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The university professor also assured that some citizens can be considered Russian, but that does not mean that there is a right to interfere in other countries with soldier.

“You have to be careful with the Russian media because what they are doing is manipulating information, very difficult when 10% of the information is correct. If I didn’t like this country, I wouldn’t have called the soldiers of my neighbors to settle personal matters,” Kolbayenkova said.

Is there a fear of war in Ukraine?

Tatiana Kolbayenkova points out that residents in Ukraine do not have many opportunities to intercede. “This is a country that is in the middle of two powers, there is not much that can be done, but as a civilian I want to bring the Ukrainian voice to know the truth and know that the Russian media are paid for by politicians and they want to plunge us into doom“, he recalled.

In addition, he says that the fear of confrontation is latent. “My biggest fear is that tomorrow there will be a war. I live on the Black Sea coast, with advanced Russian weapons and with a few bullets, my beloved city will be destroyed,” Kolbayenkova said.

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