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The tension started when Ukraine was deciding if they were going to join the European Union. Russia had felt threatened by this proposal because it was loosing its hold in Europe. As some of the Ukrainian citizens living in Crimea were ethically Russian, many of those living there supported the idea of staying aligned with Russia, not the western part of Europe. As Ukraine was being torn between what regions to align with, as the President decided on Russia, protests erupted in Ukraine and the President of Ukraine had to flee the country to Russia. Many of the citizens living in Crimea, being ethically Russians, protested towards the new interim government and cut itself off from Ukraine.
This paper will discuss the dominant political ideologies presented in news coverage regarding the Ukraine crisis. Tensions within Ukraine started escalating in November of 2013 when Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych rejected a European Union trade deal and accepted a loan offered by Russia to relieve Ukraine’s financial strain (Hepburn, 2014). Many Ukrainian’s want a European trade deal to strengthen European relations and eliminate their ties with the Russian government (Hepburn, 2014). Civilians protested Ukraine’s decision to reject the European trade deal in Kiev’s Maiden Square. February of 2014, protests became violent when Yanukovych permitted the military to shoot protesters (Duncan, 2014).
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(“Lašas”). It was spurred when Georgian forces responded to attacks by secessionists i... ... middle of paper ... ...ernational affairs and government, on his take on the result of the Russo-Georgian War, “Russia's actions have distanced the country from Western institutions. But the deeper worry is that the Kremlin and average Russians can now imagine a world in which they do not have to care.” (“King”) Works Cited King, Charles. "The Five-Day War." Foreign Affairs.
On November 21, 2013 Ukraine’s President Viktor F. Yanukovych’s cabinet rejected a partnership deal with the EU (European Union) to form a partnership agreement deal with Russia instead. This sparked large deadly protests in Ukraine’s capital of Kiev which lasted for months. The protesters were that of pro-European Ukrainians and President Yanukovych is pro-Russia. The protests got so out of control that President Yanukovych felt the need to flee from Ukraine and head to Russia for his safety. Although the Ukrainian government felt that the protests were unnecessary which led to many deaths and injuries upon protesters and bystanders, the protesters had the right to protest against the Ukrainian government because the protesters felt as if the situation was unfair, they were upset that the government chose to earn “pocket money” instead of long-term rewards from the EU, and they felt threatened by the sudden appearance of Russian troops in Ukraine’s city of Crimea.