BY JACOB RUSSELL
This is the second update for the ongoing Ukraine War, in hopes that it will help inform and educate members of our CVU community on global affairs and events. By informing our local communities, we can stay informed on the affairs of other countries and the actions taken by our countries leaders in response.
Ahead of the coming G7 summit; hosted by Germany, questions have been raised over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The conflict is one of many that the nation’s leaders have said to be discussing, with Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelenski to attend the summit virtually. The summit has been called due to a recent call that occurred between Zelenski and President Biden in early December.
According to NBC News, Putin has recently conducted a visit to Belarus where Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated the country was Russia’s “number one ally” and the Kremlin hinted at its potential plan to conduct a “special military operation” with Belarus.
CNBC has also reported that multiple Russian drones have struck key infrastructure points in Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv, with Ukrainian forces claiming to have shot down over 30 “kamikaze” drones within the city. This event demonstrates how drone warfare may be a precursor to how future wars will be fought not with boots on the ground, but with machines programmed to kill.
Although the war is still ongoing, hopefully developments at the upcoming G7 summit can pave the road for a swift end to the almost year long conflict that has claimed thousands of lives in the process.