Aid to Ukraine


Ukraine is facing great catastrophe after the invasion of Russia, a move the US and its European allies had been predicting for weeks. On Thursday morning, the Russian military trigger war in Ukraine resulting in civil and economic causalities. Despite a sustained UN-led and international diplomatic push to avert military action in Ukraine, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin did just that triggering a barrage of reactions. The whole world is perceiving this forcible act as an open threat to the peace and stability of the world, particularly Europe. While, the Russian President has said the assault is meant to protect civilians in eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian separatists have been fighting the government for nearly eight years. After a day to this event, Secretary-General of United Nations Antonio Guterres announced the allocation of $20 million for urgent humanitarian needs to Ukraine from the Central Emergency Response Fund to meet urgent needs”, and said that the UN and its humanitarian partners are “committed to staying and delivering, to support people in Ukraine in their time of need”. He asked for the de-escalating and to “Stop the military operation in Ukraine. Undoubtedly, this coercive act of Russia is offensive wrong, and unacceptable, but not irreversible. “It’s not too late to save this generation from the scourge of war”. The background behind the hostilities is lengthy, as Cold War-era ghosts have seemingly been revived in a new confrontation pitting the West against Russia. In a nutshell, Russia has not been happy with growing Western overtures towards Ukraine with Moscow and Kyiv both being former components of the Soviet Union and had been warning that any attempts to include Ukraine in NATO would entail consequences. Whatever the rationale behind this irrational and irresponsive move, this action is not justified in any way. On the other hand, after the devastations of Covid-19, the economy of the world is not ready yet for any other catastrophe, as the war can lead any state thirty years back.

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