By Jason Robbins
After The fall of the Soviet Union the Russian government remained a corrupt government. According to U.S. News, Russia is the 5th most corrupt country in the world. The Russian government remained so corrupt due to the transition in economic systems. A transition in economic systems is never fully flawless. The Federal Republic of Germany still experiences economic heterogeneity between the east and the west. Most of the time countries in poor economic situations have a higher level of political corruption.
In February and March 2014, Russia invaded and subsequently annexed the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine. This event took place in the aftermath of the Revolution of Dignity and is part of the wider Russo-Ukrainian conflict. - Wikipedia
Ukraine was part of the Russian empire for centuries before it became part of the USSR. When the Soviet Union dissolved with the end of the Cold War in 1991, Ukraine became independent. Although their shared history means the two are still very culturally linked, Ukraine has sought to distance itself from Russia in recent years and instead look to the West for support. - Sky News
Russia is currently stationing soldiers on the Ukraine-Russia border. Russian President Vladimir Putin is insisting they are just carrying out military exercises, however there is evidence saying that may not be the case. Most of the soldiers are near Donetsk and Luhansk. Both Donetsk and Luhansk have strong Russian nationalist movements within them. This is because most of the population of these areas are ethnically Russian.
The Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) declared independence from Ukraine in the aftermath of the 2014 Ukrainian revolution, along with Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) and the Republic of Crimea. An ongoing armed conflict with Ukraine followed its declaration of independence. The LPR and DPR receive humanitarian assistance from Russia. According to NATO and Ukraine, Russia had also provided military aid to the rebels, a claim that Russia denies. - Wikipedia
According to a study conducted by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) neither Ukrainians nor Russians are expecting a war.
Democrat President Joe Biden is considering deploying U.S. forces to Eastern Europe as Russia is reportedly preparing to invade Ukraine at any moment. Biden is considering the deployment of “several thousand U.S. troops, as well as warships and aircraft, to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, an expansion of American military involvement amid mounting fears of a Russian incursion into Ukraine,” - Daily Wire
This policy is very odd for a democrat. The Democratic Party is notorious or it's friendly diplomatic approach to geopolitics.
Mr. Biden is expected to make a decision as early as this week, they said. He is weighing the buildup as Russia has escalated its menacing posture against Ukraine, including massing more than 100,000 troops and weaponry on the border and stationing Russian forces in Belarus. On Saturday, Britain accused Moscow of developing plans to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine. - New York Times
If a war between the United States and Russia was to happen it could result in many different outcomes. What would happen if China got involved? The United States could beat Russia on its own but it couldn't beat both China and Russia at the same time. It could start as a smaller conflict and escalate, like how WWI happened. Currently there is not enough data to accurately predict the outcome of a hypothetical war between the United States and Russia. There isn't even enough data to tell if the war will happen.
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