Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict

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Why Ukraine is trapped in endless conflict 4.5

The ceasefire is completely ignored.

Correction: In a previous version, the Russian Empire at 2:31 did not include Finland and northern Kazakhstan and at 2:34 the map mistakenly depicted the Warsaw Pact members, not the Soviet Union.

At 2:03 the Minsk II agreement refers to the separatist enclaves as "certain areas of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine" not the DPR and LPR.


The present conflict in Ukraine started in 2014. Today, there are 100,000 fighters stationed in the country, making it one of the most heavily militarized regions in the world. In Ukraine's east, Ukrainian forces are engaged in a struggle with Russian-backed separatists.

A ceasefire was called in 2015, with a security zone established that was meant to foster peace. However, today the security zone remains one of the most violent places in the Ukraine. With over 10,000 deaths to date, and over 1.5 million civilians displaced, the cost of ignoring the ceasefire continues to mount by the day. And both sides are still building up their forces.

To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy.

💬 Comments on the video

Seriously Vox, your graphic designer deserves a huge ass raise

Author — Wiet Brikkenaar van Dijk


**Hand over the nukes they said*

**We won't invade you they said*

Author — ECKSDEE 1


I hope Ukranian people gets peace.
Love & Hugs from Japan.

Author — Kaiser Wilhelm II


Respect to Ukraine and Ukrainians from Estonia.

Author — we're all gonna make it brah


Respect and love for Ukraine from a human

Author — Gugu Kucing


glad people still look to this conflict.

Author — john pardon


I’m from Portugal. Here we have a large colony of Ukrainians that refugees from the war.
I love Ukraine. I love Ukrainians, they are so friendly. I hope you will have peace soon.
A big hug from Lisbon. ❤️

Author — Pietro Ferrari


I’m from Ukraine and I'm glad hear something about this situation. Thanks for y’all, guys. Thanks for u don’t forgot about us! Thanks everyone.

Author — Mr


Respect Ukraine From Republic of Turkey

Author — Berkay


Love from the U.S. to Ukraine, and everyone hurt from the cease-fires in Ukraine. God bless you

Author — betsy dao


It makes me sad because my grandma lives in eastern ukraine

Author — Walter Clements


My heart goes out the people affected by this tragedy

Author — mo Gabriel


You hold your ground Ukraine you can do this.
-Your neighbor's random inhabitant

Author — Some Prick


Ukraine Georgia 🇬🇪 love you❤️💖❤️❤️❤️🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦🇬🇪🇬🇪🇬🇪

Author — SNIPEZZ 07


as a ukrainian all this love from diffrent countries is actually amazing. thanks guys.

Author — Boyo


My family and i fled Ukraine because of this conflict. Love for Украина from Lithuania🇱🇹🇺🇦

Author — Anton Lisovyi


Respect Ukraine from Poland, peace in Europe!

Author — Mateusz Kaczmarek


There are Russian troops inside Ukraine supporting the separatists
Respect Ukraine from New Zealand

Author — Kevin Zhu


"In war, the civilian's suffer the most." - Me

Author — 369


Your hugs and love isn't going to help them end their conflict, folks lol

Author — Brynhildr's Beloved