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The biggest war threatening the world is the “Russian-Ukrainian war”. The Russian war in Ukraine was started initially by Russia. Clearly, this is a war in which the two capitalist countries pursue their own security, economic, and trade interests.

Russian war in Ukraine

Ukraine is the pool of European historical civilization

Ukraine is one of the richest countries in Europe and is hailed as Europe’s historic lake. The name Ukraine is the most influential name of the several theories about the origin of the name “Ukraine”. It says that the name originates from the general Slavic word for “borderland”, which primarily referred to Kievan Rus border territories – Pereyaslav Principality. Later on, “Ukraina” referred to borderlands within the Polish Kingdom. 

When the Soviet Union was formed in 1917, 14 countries, along with Russia, politically called themselves the “Soviet Union”. Demarcated the border of Ukraine was demarcated by Vladimir Lenin, who was the father of the Soviet revolution. Following the fall of the Ottoman Empire, this country was added to Russia. Soviet Union president Nikita Khrushchev’   Crimea to Ukraine in 1954. He would have not dreamed at the time that the Soviet Union he had formed would be overthrown after 40 years.


NATO   is a military alliance formed after the 1949 World War, based on agreements reached between 12 countries, including the United States, Britain, Canada, Italy, Norway, and Portugal. Currently, 30 countries are members of the organization.


In the aftermath of the Second World War, the socialist nations formed a military conglomerate called “Warsaw” as their defense Federation. It was a Federation formed for the military protection of Soviet-era eastern socialist countries. The Cold War began after the formation of the Soviet Union and the two teams implicitly clashed.

The country of independent Ukraine

In 1990, the USSR fell and the countries split into separate countries from Russia to those 14, becoming independent states.   Ukraine also became an independent country. But the country does not seem to have any major differences that existed in Russia in history, culture, and language. After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1990, the countries that had previously been part of the Soviet Union split into separate independent states but Ukraine still had nuclear weapons in its possession in the Soviet Union.

It is arguably the third-largest nuclear arsenal in that period. What we understand from this is that close relations were found between Ukraine and Russia to this extent. Ukraine, which signed the 1994 Non-Proliferation Treaty, has handed over all of its nuclear weapons to Russia. Today, Ukraine still has a Soviet-era character in its organizational properties.   The country still follows Soviet characteristics as they are today

So what’s the problem now? Why this war between the two countries? There can be no ideological contradictions in terms of capitalism. But here Marx’s claim that capitalism will at some point struggle within itself to share the world comes to mind.

 Russian capitalism

In the 1990s,  Communism came to an end. Earlier USSR countries, including Russia, began to adopt the capitalist system. Former President Yeltsin” and then  Vladimir Putin as Russian president both pursued the same market capitalist loot. The Arabian countries and the United States and Canada were pleased with the new  Capitalist and its partners.

Ukraine was liberated as a separate country after the collapse of the Soviet Union 30 years ago. People living in the western part of Ukraine are in favor of Western countries and people living in the eastern part are in favor of Russia.

 When the Soviet state fell in 1990 and it split into several independent states, the United States and Western countries complied with  Russia’s agreement that in the future, in the NATO system, these independent former Soviet Union countries would not be incorporated. But then ahead many of the USSR countries were incorporated into NATO. This angered Russia, and it was thus that the Ukraine-Russian war began, at some point, even Russia wanted to join NATO but NATO didn’t want it

The relationship between the United States and Russia has continued to weaken since 1985. Russia annexed Crimea in 2014 and US and Russia relations have deteriorated. Russia’s intervention in the 2012 election campaign has had further repercussions on US-Russia relations. The situation was exacerbated by Bashar al-Assad’s support in the “Syria” war. Russia sided with Venezuela when the United States took a stand against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.  In fact, Donald Trump took office with the aim of improving relations with Russia.

But that relationship was shattered when the US Congress and the US administration imposed sanctions on Russia. The United States firmly believed that Russia and China posed a threat to their national security strategy, so relations with these countries were severed and sometimes US-Russian relations continued to be a combination of cooperation and sometimes rivalry and conflict

  After the fall of the Soviet Union, many in the United States and Europeans hoped to overthrow Russian Communism and work with the new private sector to promote democracy and market opportunities and engage in stock exchanges with the West as Europeans wished. The United States sent political and economic advisers to Russia

For centuries Russia and Soviet history have developed the attitude of wanting to be in a unique place in the world, and not so fast as to adapt itself to capitalism like the West. Because in the 1990s Russia had a more pluralistic social environment than it does today, after the fall of Soviet Russia, Russia felt alienated from the West and the United States at the level of world influence.   angered Russia by blocking Russia from joining NATO or the European Union. Russia has refused to follow Washington’s example beyond the political and economic conditions it has followed so far and has determined our own foreign policy.

 Now it is very clear that in this Putin era Russia has become a country with a capitalist authoritarian tendency. Russia is trying to compete with the United States for resources and market opportunity, security, and influence in the world.  After Putin returned to Moscow in 2012, Russia has come to the point of challenging American interests. Russian aims to interfere in many countries in the world, and now there is great competition between Washington and Moscow  It is in this context that Putin was adamant that   Hillary Clinton should not become US President. 

After Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych
Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych was overthrown in 2014 after months of popular uprising. . Russia then annexed Crimea, which had been part of Ukraine since 2014. Russia later annexed parts of the Don Pass in Ukraine. As many as 14,000 civilians and soldiers were killed in the war.

In response, the United States imposed sanctions on Russia.
Russian forces backed US Assad President Assad after US forces withdrew from Syria. Russia’s close relationship with China poses a major challenge to the United States. The United States cannot separate Moscow from China. It has been constantly imposing sanctions on Russia for a variety of reasons

Former Soviet Union countries are included in NATO.

In this context, countries such as Latvia and Lithuania, which were members of the Soviet Union, joined NATO. It was said that countries like Georgia and Ukraine would also join NATO. Russia, on the other hand, indirectly supported the separatists who dominated eastern Ukraine. Various problems persist on the borders of Ukraine. Russia believes that if Ukraine joins NATO as a member state, it will not be able to deal with the problem on the border and the rebels.

Russia, on the other hand, has a larger military presence than Ukraine. It is therefore impossible to oppose Russia individually. This is why Ukraine thinks it is trying to somehow join NATO. But Russia has declared war on Ukraine, citing Ukraine’s reluctance to join NATO.

When the Soviet Union fell in 1990, the countries that had so far joined the Soviet Union were split into separate independent states but the Soviet Union had a nuclear-armed base. It can be said to be the third-largest nuclear weapons warehouse during that period what we understand from this is that so much closer ties were found between Ukraine and Russia.

But Ukraine, which signed the 1994 annual gate spread Restriction Act, handed over all the nuclear weapons it had to Russia Today, would not have handed back the weapons if Ukraine had thought that such a war would have been up by Russia.

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