Imagine you are living a typical life in a city you call home. By day’s end, you go to bed. You wake up to see that your city is under attack. You have to leave. What do you take with you? Who do you leave behind? Innocent people are trying to escape. Missiles are flying through the sky. Is this a nightmare?
Yes, it is, and this nightmare is happening in Ukraine. Ukraine is Europe’s second-largest country along the Russian border, and Ukraine officially declared itself independent from the Soviet Union on August 24, 1991. Today, the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin, doesn’t recognize Ukraine’s independence and wants to expand Russian territory by taking control of Ukraine.