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Why does Russia want to invade Ukraine? Conflict explained

Why does Russia want to invade Ukraine?

There have been longstanding hostilities between the two since the fall of the Soviet Union.

The most recent tensions came after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula in 2014 for the removal of President Viktor Yanukovych, a Moscow ally, following widespread protests and unrest in the country.

Russia, although it has repeatedly denied doing so, retaliated by throwing its power behind a separatist group that broke out following the President’s removal.


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