The war that commenced back in 2014 has turned into the full-scale invasion since the 24th of February 2024, when the whole of Ukraine woke up at 5 am to the sounds of explosions. The question that everyone keeps asking remains – why did this happen? We’ve tried to summarise possible reasons, all of which lead to the first point, in one short article.
1. Ukraine is considered to be a part of russia (by russia)
Historically, Ukraine has been fighting for its independence over centuries. Parts of the country were under Polish, Hungarian and Russian reign at various times in history. The 20th century had seen Ukraine becoming a part of the USSR and finally gaining its independence in 1991. It’s all started, back in Kyevan Rus and its capital Kyiv back in the 9th century, way before Moscow has emerged.