RUSSIA HAS DECLARED THAT THEY’RE INVADING UKRAINE OFFICIALLY. NOT EVEN HIDING BEHIND OLD AGREEMENTS. Britain has to aid the Ukrainians against the Russians now, America warned Russia not to, with consequences if they did, so now they’re involved, Canada was looking into what Russia was doing to see how bad it was and they to have to get involved even more.
WHAT PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND IS THAT IT COULD ACTUALLY DRASTICALLY ESCALTED INTO SOMETHING RESEMBLING A WORLD WAR.
you have to wonder how much of this post is legit when one of the tags is “#as much as i love hetalia i dont want another world war though that is an extreme”
but i digress.
yes, russia, the uk, and the us signed the 1994 budapest memorandum, which you can read here. yes, this talks about them respecting the independence of ukraine, and also talks about seeking help from the united nations should ukraine become the victim of aggressors.
however, it also discusses ”economic coercion designed to subordinate their own interest”. this is particularly important if you take into account the fact that russia violated the spirit and letter of this agreement through economic pressure applied to ukraine in the run-up to the vilnius summit. you can read more about that here.
what you have to understand about the 1994 budapest memorandum is that when it states that the four signaturies must ”seek immediate United Nations Security Council action to provide assistance to Ukraine”, this is extremely important. absolutely no action can be taken without the consent of the united nations, especially not an act of aggression. to go against this would be a war crime!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do you understand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
the uk and the us CANNOT ACT until the united nations security council meets and discusses ukraine. the ukraine has also petitioned for the budapest memorandum to be looked at, BUT YOU ARE LITERALLY TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT HAVE NOT HAPPENED YET. even if the unsc meets and talks about ukraine, the uk and us cannot provide military assistance UNLESS THE SECURITY COUNCIL SANCTIONS THIS.
also, regarding america, YOU ARE TALKING OUT OF YOUR ARSE. ANY TIME america talks about “consequences” and “sanctions”, these are economic and political. economic and political isolation are not the same as war.
President Obama made clear that Russia’s continued violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity would negatively impact Russia’s standing in the international community. […] Going forward, Russia’s continued violation of international law will lead to greater political and economic isolation.
there are ALWAYS steps in place to avoid any crisis developing into a war. the united nations security council and the organisation for security and co-operation in europe are both there to stop things like world wars one and two ever developing again.
the organisation for security and co-operation in europe is hosting a meeting on the ukraine crisis on monday, for instance. and the security council is already having a meeting about ukraine.
for you to make this post and write it as though the ukraine crisis will lead to world war 3 is fucking nonsense. why don’t you attempt to educate tumblr rather than fucking… “THIS COULD DRASTICALLY ESCALATE TO WORLD WAR THREE”.
there are organisations SPECIFICALLY IN PLACE TO ENSURE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN. THEY ARE ACTIVELY MEETING AND DISCUSSING PLANS OF ACTIONS TO ENSURE THIS DOES NOT HAPPEN. THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER HAS ALREADY SAID THERE IS "NO EXCUSE FOR OUTSIDE INTERVENTION IN UKRAINE."
CAN THIS POST SIT DOWN AND GO TO BED NOW.
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