Geography: Current Event Russia-Ukraine Standoff

Demonstrators break a police barrier as they storm a regional administrative building in Donetsk on March 5.

Basics of Ukraine’s crisis (video)

Read the following story and answer the questions below. How it all began: A Cold War Battle Heats Up

  1. What are the three core factors that led to the chaos, according to the article?
  2. Why does Russia feel threatened by Ukraine forming a closer partnership with Europe?
  3. Why did many Ukrainians, especially in the Western part of the country, want Ukraine to sign political and economic agreements with the European Union?
  4. Why did street protests erupt in November 2013?
  5. What were some of the government missteps that helped further fuel the protests?

What you need to know about Russia-Ukraine standoff

What’s going on in the Ukraine?

Provide 5 additional bullet points that add information on the event

CBS: Latest on Ukraine TODAY

Provide 5 additional bullet points that add information on the event.

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