War has broken out in Ukraine (2022) . No one had thought that Russia would stage a coup against the Ukrainian government and invade Ukraine to replace the pro-American President Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy with a pro-Russian, like President Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko in Belarus. It is very important for Russia to ensure stability in the immediate area, which is why Putin needs pro-Russian presidents in neighboring countries. If Ukraine becomes part of NATO, so would Georgia and Putin can not accept that. Torture and war crimes have been reported in the Donetsk Republic, where both pro-Russian and Ukrainian soldiers have committed. Putin calls the Ukrainian regime Nazism to justify the war. Putin had never thought that the Ukrainian president would stay and resist.The president of Ukraine is trying to force Putin to use heavier weapons as the outside world would call it a genocide and condemn the Russians. Ukraine has no chance at resisting Russia, but they can garner the world’s sympathy. In the long run, it would be costly for the Russians both historically and economically.
The Ukrainian president is also trying to get people in both Russia and the outside world to resist Russia. Putin is losing popularity and he will not be able to remain in power forever. It is very important for Putin to conquer Ukraine to confirm his popularity, but it must cost as few human lives as possible, which is difficult. The loser in the short run will be Ukraine, but in the long run it will be Russia. The winners are the United States and China. Russia has been cut off from almost the entire world and the Russian currency has fallen sharply. The US currency is strengthening and European countries will expand cooperation with the US while ceasing cooperation with the Russians. Former US President Donald John Trump (2017-2021) had said that Russia is our competitor and he was trying to get Europeans to trade more with the US rather than China and Russia. He was against Russian gas and Europe’s dependence on Russia. He failed to get the Europeans on his side to strengthen the US economy, but the current President Joe Biden has managed to do so. When Russia occupies Crimea in 2014 to secure control of the Black Sea, Ukraine blocks the water (dam). As a result, more Russians in Crimea are losing water supply. Ukraine and Poland have been opposed to the Nord Stream 2 project. Ukraine stands to lose several billion dollars per year in transit fees – which is what makes NS2 a cheaper option for shipment – a key stream of hard currency income for the country. Germany and Ukraine have disagreed on the NS2.
The Joe Biden administration imposes sanctions on NS2.
In 2008, The United States proposed that Ukraine should become part of NATO, but some European countries rejected it. The former pro-Russian president of Ukraine also worked against becoming part of the EU. America managed to increase its influence in Ukraine following the Maidan color Revolution . They increased their military support to Ukraine to provoke the Russians. During World War II, Germany attacked Russia without declaring war and at that time. Hitler had said he would not attack Russia. Putin does not trust the West and sees NATO expansion as a major threat. Russia is today the largest nuclear power in the world. After Putin showed the new Russian nuclear weapon (Sermat), it dawned on Americans that they could not resist Russia. Russia today has Sermat and Poseidon, which no one can resist. If the Russian Poseidon explodes under the sea, New York will be flooded. A Sermat alone can wipe out England. Americans would not accept that. They must be superior to Russia. Germany has chosen to increase its military budget and so will the rest of Europe. That was what Trump wanted Europeans to do but they did not want. The war in Ukraine gave the Americans the will to beat Russia out. Russia will become more dependent on China in the future. Iran is Russia’s future. Iran is very dependent on China today and China has granted Iran loans and taken over the entire market . Inflation is too high and the Iranian currency has fallen sharply.
War will mean rising oil prices but Americans can get out of the crisis by putting extra pressure on oil countries .The crisis is a good opportunity for China to occupy Taiwan. Joe Biden has been defensive against China and Russia. Is it to knock out the two competitors that was the plan (Donald Trump) or is it a weakness? China is waiting to see the world’s reaction to Ukraine .
In 1994, due to his good relations with the West and Bil Clinton(1993-2001), Boris Jelsin (Russian President) accepted that Ukraine could have sovereignty. In 2002, at the Prague Summit, it was approved that the 7 ex-Russian countries would enter into cooperation with NATO and Russian President Waldemir Putin would cooperate with George W. Bush( 2001-2009) in the fight against terrorism. It was only after the occupation of the Kremlin that cooperation between Russia and NATO ceased. In October 2021, Russia chooses to close all cooperation after the Russian representatives are thrown out of Brussels headquarters
The Russian soldiers do not know what they are doing in Ukraine and many of them think they are on military training. The Ukrainian and Russian nations are closely linked. Ten thousand Chechen fighters have been sent to Ukraine to fight in the street. People are participating in war from the West in the name of democracy, an economic war is started. It looks like Ukraine will be the new Syria.
This is the continuation of a cold war that everyone thought was over….
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]