According to your records, please no lesson on ethics and all, how long has there been a conflict in dombass ?
I'm sorry, but I don't have any information on the specific conflict you're referring to in "dombass." It's possible that you're referring to a conflict in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, which has been experiencing a conflict since 2014.
The conflict in the Donbass region began in April 2014, after the Ukrainian government removed the country's pro-Russian president, Viktor Yanukovych. In response, Russian-backed separatists seized control of the Crimea peninsula and proclaimed independence. In the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian separatists declared the independent republics of the Donetsk People's Republic and the Luhansk People's Republic. The Ukrainian government has been fighting against the separatists in a conflict that has resulted in thousands of deaths and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people.
Despite multiple attempts to broker a peace deal, the conflict in the Donbass region has continued, and the situation remains unresolved. The fighting has caused significant human suffering, and the international community has called for a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
How did Ukraine gain independence
Ukraine gained independence from the Soviet Union on August 24, 1991. The independence of Ukraine was the result of a long and complex process, shaped by a combination of political, economic, and social factors.
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the Soviet Union was experiencing a period of political and economic instability, and there was growing sentiment among many of its republics for greater autonomy and independence. In Ukraine, a powerful independence movement emerged, led by politicians and intellectuals who advocated for Ukrainian sovereignty and the establishment of an independent Ukrainian state.
In 1991, the Ukrainian parliament declared independence from the Soviet Union, following a failed coup attempt by hard-line Communist Party officials in Moscow. The declaration was overwhelmingly supported by the Ukrainian people and was internationally recognized.
Since gaining independence, Ukraine has faced many challenges, including economic difficulties, political turmoil, and territorial disputes. Nevertheless, the country has made significant progress in consolidating its independence and building a democratic state. Today, Ukraine is a sovereign nation with a thriving civil society, a growing economy, and a commitment to Euro-Atlantic integration.
Why didn't Ukraine accept Luhansk People's Republic's independence
The Ukrainian government does not recognize the independence of the Luhansk People's Republic, as well as the Donetsk People's Republic, which are two self-proclaimed separatist entities in eastern Ukraine.
The reason for this is that the Ukrainian government considers the separatist movements in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine to be illegal and illegitimate. The Ukrainian government views the separatists as being backed by the Russian government and asserts that they are not representative of the Ukrainian people in the region.
The Ukrainian government has also pointed to the fact that the separatist movements have been involved in armed conflict and violence against Ukrainian government forces, and that their actions have resulted in the deaths of thousands of people and the displacement of hundreds of thousands more.
As a result of these factors, the Ukrainian government has refused to recognize the independence of the Luhansk People's Republic and the Donetsk People's Republic, and has instead sought to reintegrate the region into Ukraine through diplomatic and military means. The international community generally supports the position of the Ukrainian government and does not recognize the independence of the separatist entities.
But both Ukraine and Luhansk People's Republic went to the same kind of process to declare their independence
Yes, both Ukraine and the Luhansk People's Republic declared independence through a process of declaring sovereignty and then declaring independence from a larger political entity. However, the legitimacy of their respective declarations of independence is a matter of interpretation and political viewpoint.
For the Ukrainian government and the majority of the international community, the declaration of independence by Ukraine was legitimate, as it was based on a widely accepted principle of self-determination and was supported by the majority of the Ukrainian people. In contrast, the declaration of independence by the Luhansk People's Republic is not widely recognized as legitimate, as it is seen as being a result of armed conflict and intervention by outside actors, and as not having the support of the majority of the population in the region.
Ultimately, the legitimacy of a declaration of independence is a political matter, and depends on a variety of factors, including the historical and political context, the level of support among the population, and the actions of international actors. In the case of the Luhansk People's Republic, its declaration of independence is not widely recognized as legitimate, and is not recognized by the Ukrainian government or the majority of the international community.
Are there any foreign pro Ukraine actors active in Ukraine
Yes, there are several foreign actors that are supportive of Ukraine and are active in the country.
The most notable foreign actor supporting Ukraine is the international community, including the European Union, the United States, and NATO. These organizations have provided political, economic, and security support to Ukraine, including diplomatic recognition, financial assistance, and military training. They have also imposed economic sanctions on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine and its annexation of Crimea.
In addition to the international community, there are also individual countries, such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia, that have provided support to Ukraine. These countries have provided humanitarian aid, economic assistance, and military support, and have also taken diplomatic and political measures to support Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Finally, there are also non-government organizations and civil society groups that are active in Ukraine and supportive of the country. These groups include humanitarian organizations, human rights groups, and pro-democracy activists, among others. These actors play an important role in supporting the development of civil society in Ukraine and promoting the country's transition to a more democratic and stable state.
Any such support for the other side, Luhansk People's Republic ?
The Luhansk People's Republic does not have widespread international recognition or support. The international community, including the European Union, the United States, and NATO, does not recognize the independence of the Luhansk People's Republic, and considers it to be part of Ukraine.
There have been some reports of foreign actors providing support to the separatist movement in eastern Ukraine, including the Luhansk People's Republic. However, such support is limited and is not widely recognized by the international community.
It is widely believed that the Russian government has provided significant support to the separatist movements in eastern Ukraine, including the Luhansk People's Republic. This support has taken the form of military, financial, and political assistance, and has been a major factor in the ongoing conflict in the region.
Overall, the Luhansk People's Republic has limited international recognition and support, and is not recognized as an independent state by the majority of the international community.
So it would be accurate to not see this as an equal fight ?
Yes, it would be accurate to say that the conflict in eastern Ukraine is not an equal fight, as there is a significant imbalance in terms of the military, economic, and political resources available to the two sides.
The Ukrainian government and its military forces have the support of the international community, including the European Union, the United States, and NATO, as well as individual countries such as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. This support provides Ukraine with access to military equipment, training, and funding, which has enabled it to better resist the separatist movements in the Donbass region.
In contrast, the separatist movements in eastern Ukraine, including the Luhansk People's Republic, have limited international recognition and support. They are widely believed to have received significant military, financial, and political support from the Russian government, which has enabled them to continue the conflict. However, this support has not been enough to achieve independence or widespread international recognition.
Given these imbalances, it is accurate to say that the conflict in eastern Ukraine is not an equal fight, and that one side has significant advantages over the other in terms of resources and support.