Russian Front Moves West

Russian Front Moves West

The latest topic on the minds of Eastern countries seems to be revolution. Our latest rebellion turns out to be former Russian satellite country, Ukraine. The majority of the country seemed to want change and took action against the Pro-Russian Prime Minister, Viktor Yanukovych. After a drawn out effort, the rebels relinquished Yanukovych of his executive powers. He was then replaced with new Prime Minister, Vladislav Seleznyov. After days of a new government, Russian president Vladimir Putin sent troops into the Crimea region of Ukraine. Thousands of Russian soldiers have occupied the region, which have been remarked negatively by many. Seleznyov is prudent in his exploits by believing that this military action is cause for war. U.S. president Barack Obama had commented after discussions with Putin that Russia's military exploits will have 'consequences'.

Opinion:

Anyone politically aware knows that Russia can be quite militant in their foreign/ domestic affairs. Putin obviously holds Ukraine in high value, to gain more ground in Eastern Europe. I personally condemn Obama's comment, for it could spark friction with Russia. I trust Obama as one trusts any president with his foreign relations. However, Putin has proven formidable as well as headstrong politically. After a decade with two wars and a hefty national debt, I cannot commend a war in the east yet again. Comments are open for political forum.

-M. Politikar