Explaining the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

By 7 April, Russian troops deployed to the northern front by the Russian Eastern Military District pulled back from the Kyiv offensive, apparently to resupply and then redeploy to the Donbas region to reinforce the renewed invasion of south-eastern Ukraine.

On December 8, 2014, Russian troops invaded Crimea. Ukrainians wanted to join the world, forced to choose between NATO or Russia to be safer.