(UnitedHeadlines.com) – The ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict isn’t only causing tension among world governments, it’s beginning to cause issues between citizens as well. In Ukraine, many fear a potential war with Russia. Others are taking Russia’s side, causing tempers to flare and at least one fight to break out on live television.
A debate on Savik Shuster’s talk show, “Freedom of Speech,” got a little too heated on February 18. Shuster hosted several guests including former Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko, former Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatenyuk and Nestor Shufrych, a pro-Russian politician. During a discussion regarding the possibility of a Russian invasion, tempers flared.
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When asked if Vladimir Putin was a murderer and a criminal, Shufrych dodged the question, claiming it was up to Ukraine’s authorities to decide. This refusal to condemn Putin’s actions prompted a journalist to stand up and hit him, leading to an altercation as cameras rolled. Despite the fistfight, the group was able to get back on track and continue discussing the situation.
It’s no surprise that Ukrainians are fearing the worst as Putin recently recognized the independence of two breakaway states in Ukraine, Lugansk and Donetsk. The Russian president also began moving his forces into those regions, leading the White House to declare a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Putin and Russian authorities claim the troops are peacekeeping forces.
The exact details remain unclear, but it’s obvious the situation has people on edge. How much further will this situation escalate?
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