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Russia-Ukraine War Highlights Failures of the United Nations

Tensions in Europe have reached a level many say has not been seen since World War II. Can the United Nations overcome significant flaws in its design, or do countries need to look for alternatives to achieve peace?


On February 22, Russian President Vladimir Putin began his campaign against Ukraine by recognizing separatist claims in the Donbas. Less than 48 hours later, Putin sent invading forces into the rest of Ukraine. Troops have moved forth from the east through the so-called separatist sects, the Luhansk and Donetsk Republic. Russian artillery and missile support based in Belarus tore a path for soldiers from the North,