Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict How Islamist militant groups are gaining 3 months ago   04:25

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The ceasefire is completely ignored.

Correction: In a previous version, the Russian Empire at 2:31 did not include Finland and northern Kazakhstan and at 2:34 the map mistakenly depicted the Warsaw Pact members, not the Soviet Union.

At 2:03 the Minsk II agreement refers to the separatist enclaves as "certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine" not the DPR and LPR.

Sources:
Russian Empire: https://www.loc.gov/item/2015591079/
Soviet Union: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g7001f.ct001572/

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The present conflict in Ukraine started in 2014. Today, there are 100,000 fighters stationed in the country, making it one of the most heavily militarized regions in the world. In Ukraine's east, Ukrainian forces are engaged in a struggle with Russian-backed separatists.

A ceasefire was called in 2015, with a security zone established that was meant to foster peace. However, today the security zone remains one of the most violent places in the Ukraine. With over 10,000 deaths to date, and over 1.5 million civilians displaced, the cost of ignoring the ceasefire continues to mount by the day. And both sides are still building up their forces.

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Brad Lee
Should nuked Russia to high-hell when we had the chance.
Amaan Ahmad
I hate russia and russia allies
Aisir
3:25 oh, really
Its not like we have yo hide from artillery shells falling in cities every other day
Mitchell Jeddore
My dear Donbass comrades, your liberation from the Western Fascists draw near! Stay strong!
Ethan Richard
MY girlfriend is from Ukraine and often tells me how it sucks and how people have deep respect for their Russian identity
GeeDee 064
Stay strong,donbass
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on the map at the beginning, crimea is russia not ukraine
Rohan Jain
Ukraine has no right to be seperate. It's supposed to be Russian Land.
dud3 C'mon
Russia is fkn evil they fund terrorist and extremist to fight for them so they be left of the subject and always blames the usa for funding terrorist ITS ALL RUSSIAN PROPAGANDA there bullies
Main Street
Respect Ukraine
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Crimea is Ukraine 🇺🇦
Leonardo Lapadula
poroshenko servo di assassini americani e servo di assassini europei.insieme ai nazisti di bandera.ammazzano popolazione civile del donbass e le repubbliche di lugansk e donetsk, W le repubbliche autonome.
Yashodhan Manerikar
Why countries need to cease.
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as a Turkish i can only say SLAVA UKRAINI!
Rθηιη
The people from those areas are russians
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Hand over Ukraine already please
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im from there
Dany Dorfito
So much brain washed people
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Love from IndiA tigeR' to eastern UkrainE badgeR'' and RussiaN BeaR''
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How Islamist militant groups are gaining Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict 3 months ago   05:20

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Terrorist groups are destabilizing countries all over the continent.

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Islamist terrorist groups have found a new home and it's not in the Middle East -- it's in Africa. Specifically, the Sahel, a band of territory in West Africa between the Sahara desert and the savannah.

Since the early 2000s, Islamist extremist groups have increasingly strengthened their base here -- training fighters, raising money, and launching a massive number of attacks.

Some are linked to al-Qaeda and other Islamic State. This is throwing these already weak countries into crises and making the region one of the most dangerous in the world.

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