In a country that is starving, one man was living large, almost like a king in his palace. While the people in the Ukraine ar stuck in poverty and making approximately $4,000 a year, their former president Viktor Yanukovych was sentencing his people to ultimate poverty.
He was money laundering from his own people and lying about everything. At first the president fled to his “friends” in Russia who he initially thought would help him take back power in his country.
Hearing this on the news when I woke up one morning really ticked me off. Why would one country help put back a tyrant and just a horrible human being back in power? This would just return a evil man back to his corrupt ways of abusing his people and getting rich off the deaths and starvation of his people.
Thankfully a few days later I heard that Russia was not going to help this tyrant. However a few hours after hearing that, Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, decided not to help Yanukovych.
I was told by my humanities teacher that Russia had put soldiers in the Ukraine and wanted the Ukraine for itself. This further complicates the situation, and I’m not so sure if this is a better option.
The Sochi Olympics showed the world how corrupt Russia truly is as is evident in how poorly they facilitated the games. I’m not so sure one corrupt government replacing another corrupt government is a good idea, as history has shown.
I would hate to see the people of the Ukraine, who finally kicked out their former president/elected dictator, be taken over by the Russian president who might just do the same thing to the Ukrainian people and continue their long-existing poverty and starvation.