It really surprises me that Tumblr isn’t talking about this more, like do you understand that World War 3 is about to happen?!?
This scares me.
fyi: military intervention is not open declaration of war
russia hasn’t declared war on ukraine - it is ukraine that’s calling it an invasion rn. remember that ukraine gained its independence from the soviet union back in the day, and i’m guessing they’re always on the look-out of potential take-overs.
also remember that ukraine is about to default.
the crimean area (which has been a place of contention between russia and ukraine for a while, which borders the black sea, and which has historically been russia’s point of access to sea trade routes) is mostly pro-russian, and russia frequently moves troops in that area from military base to military base.
there are a lot of things happening in ukraine rn that we don’t know the full story of and many of the reports are unverified/unsubstantiated. People are not going to declare world war-type things on reports that we can’t confirm, especially in this age of information. i rather doubt that many of the world powers WANT to have a third world war, too — that’s really tied in with the whole fear of the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. it’s way more likely that people are going to try and mitigate the conflicts and resolve it with talks and treaties and pressuring of offending nations than they are to go catapulting toward a global armed conflict.
it’s a situation worth keeping an eye on and is definitely alarming, but saying ‘ww3 is imminent’ is p much fear-mongering right now. russia is breaching international law, but it’s prob more likely that nations will give russia the cold shoulder — that’s what the US seems to be promising, at least.
excellent commentary. there’s also news sources local to the area with plenty of information.