13/12/2015

Security Council

“The situation in Ukraine”
(SPANISH)
Ukraine, formerly part of the Soviet Union, gained independence in 1990 as a free, sovereign and democratic state. Since then, various governments have gradually been opening the country to the international community, increasingly aligning it with European social standards, something the Russian power never looked upon favorably.
A situation of tense calm that jumped in the air when announcing the will of the Ukrainian executive to initiate the procedures for the inclusion of Ukraine in the European Union, unbalancing the complicated balance that had maintained to the countries of the zone in the Russian orbit. In this climate of tense calm, a popular revolt on the Crimean peninsula – a Russian port on Ukrainian territory – was the perfect pretext for Moscow’s soldiers, albeit without identification, to take possession of the territory with the connivance of the Russophone majority, whose parliament Regional government would approve, a few days later, the integration into the Russian Federation. In cascade, other regions like Donetsk or Luhansk, also in the east of the country, rebelled against the government of Kiev monitored militarily by Moscow. The result is a Civil War with more than 800,000 displaced, with an open conflict and more than 16 percentage points of fall of its Gross Domestic Product, in addition to an economy in irrepressible bleeding in one of its most important areas, such as the region Of Donetsk, but perhaps the most dangerous is the interference by foreign powers in the conflict, which threatens to destabilize the situation in the delicate but so far stable area of ​​Eastern Europe and Central Asia.