US, Russia, and Ukraine: Tensions of Three Nations


Official White House Photo by David Lienemann

Putin and Biden at a 2011 White House meeting.

Tensions between Ukraine and Russia have gone all the way back to 2013. The crisis in Ukraine began with protests in the capital city of Kiev against Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to reject a deal for greater economic integration with the European Union. After an altercation with the state security forces, they unintentionally drew an even greater number of protesters and escalated the conflict, President Yanukovych then fled the country in February 2014. Ever since then, there has been a war with Russian-Backed Separatists and Ukraine.

Russia decided to mobilize its forces to Ukraine’s border, which is one of the main reasons they are having a war.

Due to the tensions rising there is much concern with the involvement of the United States in this matter. If the Biden Administration chooses to help Ukraine, it would ultimately involve all members in NATO and could lead to a possible war with Russia.

It was also said that President Biden sent warships to the black sea to show Russia our presence as well as awareness of the situation. Ever since then, President Biden and Russain President Vladmir Putin have gone back and forth on a basis of insults,when in particular, Biden had called Putin a, “cold blooded killer” in which Putin responded by saying, “It takes one, to know one.”

The involvement of the United States is unknown at the moment, as Putin has made it very clear that if the U.S. wants to involve themselves, then Putin will declare war.

If the US were to get into a war with Russia it wouldn’t be like the cold war where there wasn’t any real fighting between the United states and Russia. The US would have to deploy troops to help Ukraine against Russian forces. Not only that, mostly all world forces have their own arsenal of missiles and if they are adamant to use them, they will.