History of Ukraine:
- Ukraine is a former soviet state that was under the communist rule of the USSR
- After the USSR collapsed in 1991, many Eastern European countries wanted independence
- Ukraine has since requested to become a member of NATO and the EU
Russian Response to Ukranian Requests:
- In 2014 Russia took control of the Crimea, annexing it from Ukraine after claiming that it should be owned by the Russian state.
- Some also believe that Russia took the Crimea because it offers the only non-frozen port on the Russian coastline which would allow it to trade or launch military vessels year-round.
- These actions were met with…