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Donbas fights to remain with Ukraine

Ukraine on the Security Council

Starting January 1st, Ukraine became a temporary member of the United Nations Security council; first order of business was to call for a peacekeeping mission to resolve the frozen conflict in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine.

Frozen Conflict Caused by Fighting

Ukraine Burning
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Russian Federation in Donbas

In early 2015, a pro-government battalion captured two Russian special forces claiming to be "military servant[s] of the Russian Federation." Russian military presence in the Donbass region is obvious; though Russia continues to deny that soldiers and armies have been sent to aid pro-separatist forces. Putin's disregard for Ukraine's borders is a direct violation of sovereignty. He has sent thousands of troops to our home to aid in the destruction of A New Ukraine.

"Freer, stronger and more prosperous country," -Natalie Jaresko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine

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Ukrainian officials are ready to head in a brighter direction; a free market and democracy. Pro-Russian rebels fight against prosperity, opting to fight to remain with Russia. Will their anti-government ways deter us from a bright future?

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