CIMUN Chronicle / Article / 2016

The Ukraine Crisis now has a Fund

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By Annabelle May, the Chronicle

During a press conference earlier today, the German press secretary claimed that "there is a fund in place for Ukraine during the Ukrainian crisis."

To recap, the Ukrainian crisis was preceded by twenty years of weak governance. This began when the government decided to eliminate all plans to create closer ties with countries in the European Union. Ukraine has had to rely on heavy support from Russia, which is now practically disintegrating as tensions rise between Ukraine, Russia and the U.S.

In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula. Since then, they have divided it and have created the Republic of Crimea and the federal city of Sevastopol. Ukraine has been divided, almost in half, between the western and central parts which promote European ideals and the southern and eastern parts which promote the Russian ideals.

More recently, President Donald Trump of the U.S. canceled a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Trump states that he canceled this meeting due to the fact that Ukrainian ships and sailors, which were allegedly the target of Russian shots and rampages, have not been returned yet. It is rumored that there are about 24 crew members being held hostage. Unconfirmed reports also state that Russia’s security service has defended itself. They have claimed the boats from Ukraine were operating unlawfully in territorial waters, as this instance happened off the coast of the newly annexed Crimea peninsula.

Senators in the U.S. have called for aid towards Ukraine in order to boost the efforts of Ukrainian power. Most say the U.S. should take a strong stance and that Trump should call out Russia on their behavior.  Yet, the latest news of a fund being created is about the only solution at the moment in response to the tensions rising.

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