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War in Ukraine Marks One Year Anniversary with No End in Sight

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded its Western neighbor under the false premise to liberate Ukraine from Nazis committing genocide within its borders. Russian President Vladimir Putin assumed that Ukraine would capitulate quickly due to the 200,000 Russian soldiers that were sent into the country with the objective of toppling the government. Twelve months later the fighting rages on with no end in sight. As a result of the war over 13 million Ukrainian’s have become refugees while an estimated 100,000 people have been wounded or killed due to the Russian assault. Russian casualties meanwhile are nearly double that of their Ukrainian counterparts.

What is happening in Ukraine?

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Writing: Why did Russia invade Ukraine and what does it hope to accomplish?

Debate: What is the best way to achieve peace in Ukraine?

Poll: Should the international community impose sanctions on China if it provides arms to Russia?

Short Answer: What are the ramifications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine?

News Quiz


US President Joe Biden recently visited Ukraine. (T/F)

Ukrainian casualties are nearly double that of their Russian counterparts. (T/F)

The roots of the war Russia launched against Ukraine date back to the Orange Revolution. (T/F)

Multiple Choice

Which two countries possess 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons?

  1. Russia and the US.
  2. India and Pakistan.
  3. France and Great Britain.
  4. Israel and North Korea.

Under which false premise did Russia invade Ukraine?

  1. To prevent Ukraine from acquiring nuclear weapons.
  2. To liberate Ukraine from Nazis committing genocide.
  3. To implement democratic reforms in Ukraine.
  4. To apprehend terrorists operating within Ukraine.

All the following are forms of aid the US has provided Ukraine EXCEPT.

  1. Defense.
  2. Economic.
  3. Diplomatic.
  4. Humanitarian.

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