This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post.
What Happens Next After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine
The focus of Russia’s advance is Kyiv. If Russia’s military fails to take the capital city quickly, the violence and ferocity of the war will escalate rapidly. In such a circumstance, the Russians taking Kyiv becomes synonymous with the Russians destroying Kyiv.
Even if, or when, Russia takes Kyiv, that does not end the war, as America learned after taking Baghdad during the invasion of Iraq. In fact, that could be the beginning of a much bloodier and uncontrollable level of fighting. Russia would face a bloody insurgency that would likely spread across multiple borders in Europe, spreading destabilization across the continent as the insurgency grows.
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Learn more about the background and facts behind the Russian invasion of Ukraine through this set of backgrounds and explanations. Subscribe to the blog to stay up to date when new backgrounders are posted.
- Why Is This A Big Deal?
- Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine?
- Was Russia Provoked?
- Facts About Ukraine
- Who Is Volodymyr Zelensky?
- Who Is Winning the War?
- What Happens Next?
- Could This Produce An Economic Crisis?
- Could This Produce A Food and Energy Crisis?
- Could This Produce A Refugee Crisis?
- Why Did Russia Raise Its Nuclear Alert?
- Is This the Beginning of World War III?