History of Russia A brief summary of Russia's long history and Ukraine in the 1700s, most of the Ukrainian territory was found to be very important to the Russian territory under Catherine the Great. Ukraine fought for independence in the mid-20th century but lost and became a major power in the USSR. "However, there's always a difference," historian Anne Apple Baum explained on CBS’s "Sunday Morning." "It mostly has its own language, mostly in the Soviet Union. Under Stalin's rule in the 1930s, Ukrainians' farms and grain were confiscated, and the subsequent famine of killed an estimated 4 million people. Most of the stockpile of atomic weapons is stored in Ukraine's defense line and handed over the guns to Russia. End At times, the political owner of Ukraine has built closer to Western Europe, but relations with Russia, especially in Russia- Mention the east of the country, stay deep. Russia previously attacked Ukraine Russian forces last time to Eastern Ukraine 2014 There was an attack in. At the same time, Putin confirmed that the opposition's only guards in the eastern Donbass region are the Russians, and many of them are not giving new support to Western governments. But Putin used the invasion to secure parts of Ukraine, particularly the annexation of Crimea, for Russia. This increase has not been recognized internationally locally, but since 2014 Russia has controlled the area. Map of Ukraine SOURCE: CIA WORLD FACTBOOK Around 2014, Russia – Support rebel forces and the Ukrainian government. According to the Ukrainian government of, the 2015 peace deal ended major conflicts, but the fighting continued and killed more than 14,000 people. What does Putin want? Russia's mighty leader has repeatedly spoken of ethnic relations between Russia and Ukraine, and warned NATO not to expand eastward to its borders. Resigns Former public safety adviser Gen. After the attack, HR McMaster told "CBS Mornings" that Putin was "trying to rebuild Russia with its citizens". "Goes back to the collapse of the USSR in 1991 - Putin thought it was a disaster, it's been ruled by since Putin took office in 2000, you know, 22 very and back" Mike " It's always been about what Russia's building has done for the people. “We acted by rectifying what it meant,” said the Master. , you know, one of the former territories of the USSR and the former Warsaw Pact countries, indeed, intended to rebuild Russian. Weeks before the attack, former senior researcher Andrea Kendall-Taylor, "Putin is thinking long-term," Morell said, noting that he thinks Putin has too many "inheritance issues", public safety donor Michael for CBS
News told. “I think he admits that he is the last Russian leader who would want to face this challenge to reaffirm Russia's position as a great power. So I think it's the right time for him, the right clock Tick. The ring... he thought the west had fallen. He saw America change. thinks transoceanic relations are strained and I think right now is heading towards extremist targets because I believe he thinks he's the second lucky guy to do it. ' According to CBS News' David Martin announced in January, Putin's aim is to prevent Ukraine, the second largest country on the continent, from engaging in conflict with European governments.