Since February 24 the war in Ukraine has broken out and many civilians have lost their lives. The majority of the world has condemned Russia and many people like Hilary Clinton compares Vladimir Putin with Adolf Hitler but how it all turned into chaos.
After the failed coup and dissolution of the Communist Party, the Soviet Union gradually disintegrated. In the Belovezh Accords Pact, three countries agreed to recognize each other’s sovereignty (Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine). The dissolution of the Soviet Union meant that the Warsaw Pact also went into dissolution. The pact was an opponent of NATO. The pact was also to ensure that the communist party could hold power. Reforms in Czechoslovakia triggered, among other things, an invasion(1968) of the country by some Warsaw members, which helped to provoke anger among other members, such as Albania, who withdrew from the pact.
Another example is the communist brutality from Moscow that cracked down hard on protesters in Hungary (1956). Americans did not complain about that brutality as they were in the process of decolonizing Egypt and demonstrated their support for the Arab hero Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918-1970) regarding his nationalization of the country from the British and French. Americans hoped that they could strengthen their influence through the Arab hero. They had also helped him to power through a coup …
After the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Boris Jelson went to the United States in 1992 and shook hands with Bill Clinton. The Russians wanted to cooperate with Americans. The Americans could choose to give loans and support to Russia and the Eastern European countries (the Marshall Plan) and assert their imperialism through economic dependence but this might not have been a good idea due to the high level of corruption. The Americans did not trust the Russians either. For example, the Turkish president was assassinated in an American Coup when he applied for extra financial support from the Soviet Union.
While the Russians were hoping for cooperation and wanted to be part of the EU, the Americans considered them a possible enemy. To confirm this statement, let’s look at the
”We continue to recognize that collectively the conventional forces of the states formerly comprising the Soviet Union retain the most military potential in all of Eurasia; and we do not dismiss the risks to stability in Europe from a nationalist backlash in Russia or efforts to reincorporate into Russia the newly independent republics of Ukraine, Belarus, and possibly others … We must, however, be mindful that democratic change in Russia is not irreversible, and that despite its current travails, Russia will remain the strongest military power in Eurasia and the only power in the world with the capability of destroying the United States. ”
US Secretary of State James Backer (1930-) confirms in the 1990 meeting with Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev (1985-1991) that the United States will never move east ”Not one inch eastward” and NATO soldiers will never be positioned east. They will only be in Germany and everything else will be unacceptable. After the United States promised the Soviet Union, Gorbachev gave the green light for the Berlin Wall to be torn down.
In 1996, Americans broke their promise and began expanding NATO to the east. It happened under US President Bil Clinton (1993-2001). in 1998, the American newspaper New York Times warned of the expansion to the east. Boris Jelson says how can we Russians trust you anymore. This was not the deal. In 1999, NATO made a decision and bombed Yugoslavia. In 2007, Putin said in Monich that it was completely unacceptable for NATO to place troops in the east. What’s the point? Where did your guarantee go? We have only a few soldiers left in Moldova and have pulled all our soldiers out. NATO should not act like unipolar and bomb countries. The decision must be with the UN and NATO must respect it.
There is no doubt that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine is unacceptable and is a violation of international rules. Unfortunately, Russia is probably not the only country that breaks international rules, but the Americans did the same in the Cuba crisis.
Ukraine war is the beginning of a new world order….
Hamza Fazal is a reporter for The Hear UP. After graduating from the University of Abbottabad, Hamza got an internship at the NPR and worked as a reporter and producer. Hamza has also worked as a reporter for the Medium. Hamza covers health and science for The Hear UP.
How to Prepare for a Long-Distance Move
More than 27,059,000 people move each year, whether traveling across the state or the country. Regardless of when you’re preparing for a long-distance move, there are several things you’ve got to be aware of ahead of time.
We’ve created a checklist that you can use full of packing tips and other things you need to know, like the importance of hiring movers to aid in the big move. The more prepared you are, the easier and more stress-free the move will be.
Get ready to settle into your new home after you check out these need-to-know packing tips below.
When moving to NY from California, you need to plan ahead. You need to do this to get everything in order, such as shutting off the utilities and turning it on at the new location before you’re scheduled to arrive.
The last thing you want to do is risk arriving at your new place and not having running water or working electricity when you get there. Another reason you want to plan ahead is that if you’ve decided to hire movers, you’ll need to coordinate the day they plan to pick up your items and deliver them to the new house.
Again you don’t want to arrive at your home and the movers not arrive with your items on the day you expect them to. Not only does this leave you without your necessities, but it could also mean you pay additional delivery fees that you’d not planned for.
If it helps, you could make a list of everything you need to do before you are set to move. We recommend making this list ahead of time so that you don’t feel rushed at the last minute to get everything completed.
Moving lots of items a long distance can be tricky, especially if you’re not used to driving a moving truck. Before you’re set to move, make a list of the best movers in your area.
You can do this by creating a list of mover names and estimates from your area. Ensure you have them clarify what you’re paying for because most rental companies provide a specific number of miles locally and out of state that could increase your overall rental price.
You’ll also want to inquire about the insurance needed to schedule movers to come and help transport your items. Ensure you get the estimates for each type of vehicle they offer.
When the move is complete, the larger the vehicle and the more movers you need, the higher the rental price. Once you’ve decided which moving company you’re going to work with, take the next steps to set your reservation.
If you’re making the appointment over the phone, ask the company to send you a confirmation email once the phone call has concluded. This will ensure you have tangible evidence of your appointment reservation just in case something comes up the day of the move where you need to contact the moving company.
When you move a long distance, it’s in your best interest to only pack the items you need and discard items you no longer use. The best way to do this is to take some time to declutter your home before you begin packing.
Make a pile of the items you need to get rid of, whether that means donating or discarding them accordingly. While it might prove to be a time-consuming process, in the long run, it will pay off when you don’t have to do these things while unpacking in your new home.
This is especially true if you’re downsizing and don’t have enough room to store all the items that you have currently in your home or apartment. Another reason to declutter your home is so that you can effectively determine how much packing material you need to pack, such as boxes and packing tape.
Check your local area for packing items because there are several places online where people want to get rid of their extra boxes for free. This can help you to save on packing expenses.
When you move into your new place, the last thing you want to happen is for essential items to be mailed to your previous email. This means you need to take the steps necessary to forward your mail to your new address, which can be done online via the united states postal service website.
When forwarding your mail, ensure you list the names of everyone moving and the address of the new home. Then you will need to specify a date when you want the mail to begin being sent to the new location.
Along with forwarding your mail, you need to remember to change the address on other government documentation, such as:
- Car registration
- Drivers license
- Voter registration
When you don’t place your new address on these documentation forms, completing other things you need to complete after you’ve moved can become challenging.
When you’re moving a long distance, the last thing you want to do is travel back to your previous residence to take care of things that should’ve been completed before the move.
When preparing for a long-distance move, you need to know several things, such as ensuring you forward your mail ahead of time. You should also remember to schedule movers and request estimates to help move your belongings from one place to another.
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Khalil ur Rehman is a proud born and raised in Abbottabad. Khalil has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Yahoo News and The Verge. As a journalist for The Hear Up, Khalil covers climate and science news. [email protected]