The hot Russian-Ukrainian War (2014-present) continues. About 100,000 Russian troops are currently massing on the border with Ukraine. Many military experts believe that further war escalation could be imminent. Here you can learn 10 facts about the war outlined by the MFA of Ukraine.
FACT 1: RUSSIA PLANNED MILITARY AGGRESSION AGAINST UKRAINE IN ADVANCE. VICTORY OF THE REVOLUTION OF DIGNITY WAS ONLY A CONVENIENT PRETEXT
Russia launched its well-planned armed aggression against Ukraine on 20 February 2014 with the military operation of its Armed Forces on seizing a part of the Ukrainian territory — Crimean peninsula. This date is not even denied by the Russian Ministry of Defence, as it is indicated on the departmental medal “For the return of Crimea”. In fact, only the next day Viktor Yanukovych fled from Kyiv; and it was already 22 February 2014 that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Resolution “On the dissociation of the President of Ukraine from fulfilment of constitutional powers and appointment of early presidential elections in Ukraine”, used by Russia as a pretext for accusations of the alleged “unconstitutional coup in Ukraine”.
FACT 2: RUSSIAN AGGRESSION AIMED AT DESTROYING UKRAINE AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE