UKRAINE CONFLICT!

5 key questions answered about the 

In December, the Kremlin published two draft treaties laying out its demands as it massed troops and weaponry around Ukraine.

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Chief among them were "security guarantees" that NATO bar Ukraine from membership.

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The western military alliance pull back its forces from Eastern European member states.

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Laying out his false pretext for an invasion by questioning Ukraine's legitimacy as a country.

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Putin also signaled he sees the current democratically elected government in Ukraine as criminal.

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Russia had been holding huge joint military exercises within Belarus, which shares a border with Ukraine.

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In the weeks leading up to the invasion -- while scoffing at concerns they would be used for an invasion.

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Putin recognized two Moscow-backed rebel regions within eastern Ukraine as independent states.

THE SEPARATISTS?

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The two self-proclaimed People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk want to control the whole of eastern Ukraine's Donbas region.

THE SEPARATISTS?

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Biden announced sanctions against Russian elites and their families and four financial institutions on Thursday.

ALLIES RESPONDING?

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As well as export controls that block key materials like semiconductors for Russia's defense and high-tech industries.

ALLIES RESPONDING?

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At least 137 people have been killed so far and several hundred have been injured, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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