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A Year of War in Ukraine

A Year of War in Ukraine

The year 2014 was a devastating one for Ukraine. In February, a popular revolution ousted the pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych, and the country was plunged into a war that would last for the rest of the year. The conflict between Ukraine and Russia has been ongoing since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, but the events of 2014 marked a dramatic escalation in the hostilities.

The war began when Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine declared independence from the government in Kiev. This was followed by a series of military incursions by Russian forces, who provided the separatists with weapons, training and support. The Ukrainian government responded with a counter-offensive against the rebels, which was met with heavy shelling from Russian forces.

The conflict quickly escalated into a full-scale war, with both sides engaging in intense battles for control of key cities and strategic locations. The war saw some of the worst fighting since World War II, with both sides using heavy artillery, tanks and other weapons. The war also saw a massive influx of refugees, as millions of Ukrainians fled the fighting.

The war in Ukraine has had a devastating impact on the country. Over 10,000 people have been killed, and more than 1.5 million have been displaced. The economy has been crippled, with GDP falling by more than 10 percent in 2014. In addition, the conflict has caused deep divisions within Ukraine, with many Ukrainians feeling betrayed by their government and distrustful of the Russian-backed rebels.

The war in Ukraine is still ongoing, and there is no end in sight. The conflict has become a proxy war between Russia and the West, with both sides using the conflict to further their own interests. It is a tragedy for the people of Ukraine, who have had to endure a year of war and suffering. The only hope for a peaceful resolution is for both sides to come to the negotiating table and find a way to end the conflict.

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