Questions About the War in Ukraine?

The Mouse Was Attacked by the Elephant

Ukraine population = 41m. Russia = 142m. Russia=largest nuclear arsenal in the world.If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.  – Desmond Tutu

Do you have questions about the war in Ukraine? 

Click to listen to this 20-minute debate between Charlie Kirk and Sebastian Gorka. It is a great place to start!


Our Timeline Starts with the Holodomor

1932-33 – The Holodomor, also known as the Terror Famine or the Great Famine, was a man-made famine in Soviet Ukraine from 1932 to 1933 that killed millions of Ukrainians. The Holodomor was artificial and a result of the forced Soviet collectivization of private farms.  Led by Stalin, this forced famine killed 3-5 million Ukrainians by starvation.  The movie “Mr. Jones” (Amazon Prime) is based on the real-life Gareth Jones, a British Journalist, and his visit to Ukraine during the great famine of 1933. His reporting is not carried by the NY Times because of their pro-Soviet position. 

An excellent book on this topic is Red Famine – by Anne Applebaum

Russian Aggression Is Not A “Family Dispute” 

1939 –  WW2 – Ukrainians thought Germans were liberators from Stalin’s oppression after millions had died from the famine. They collaborated with the Germans for six months.  Then, they realized this was a mistake, and they fought both the Germans and the Soviets. They lost of course, and were branded traitors and Nazis by Stalin and Russians ever since. This is one reason why Putin calls them Nazis. 

1945 –  End of the war – Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt meet in Yalta to divide up Europe.  People groups and countries that were never Russian speaking were now placed into the Soviet sphere of influence in the Warsaw Pact. (behind the Iron Curtain) The Baltic States, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic.

1989 – Berlin Wall falls. Eastern Europe is set free. 

1991 – The Soviet Union dissolves.  Ukraine declares independence but the Soviet mindset remains. 

1995 –  The Budapest Memorandum. Ukraine agrees to destroy its Soviet nuclear arsenal in return for protection guarantees from the West. 

1999 –  Poland, Hungary, and Czech all officially join NATO

2002 –  Baltic States join NATO

2004 – The Orange Revolution in Ukraine for fair elections. Yushchenko (pro-Europe) vs Yanukovich (pro-Russia) (Yuschenko was poisoned)

2014 – The Maidan Revolution – Protestors overthrow Yanukovich because he chooses Russia over the EU. 

2014 – Putin says Nazis have taken over Kyiv.  He invades Crimea. Obama and Biden as VP ignore the Budapest memorandum.  No shots are fired. Donetsk and Luhansk regions have territory taken by Russia-supported separatists  Russia supplies them with tanks and artillery. The West sanctions a few people. 

2022  – February 24 Russia invades Ukraine. Zelensky does not run away. He stays to rally the country to defend itself. (unlike a corrupt leader would do)

Russian troops encounter fierce resistance as Ukrainians fight for their homeland.  Russian troops were told that people would welcome them as liberators. This did not happen.  The Wagner Group offered freedom to Russian prisoners to fight in their private army funded by Moscow.

The Russians took Mariupol but could not keep Kherson. They were pushed back from Kyiv after five weeks of fighting. They could not keep Kharkiv but still actively fight and shelled in the regions of Kharkiv, Donetsk, Kherson, and Sumy Oblast. 

2023  – After one year Ukraine fights for its freedom and a future free of Russian dominance. Russia is supplied with weapons by Iran, North Korea, and China. 

American political conservatives call it a “Family Conflict” and a “Border Dispute” and say America should not be involved.  Thus, what is the truth?