Ukraine Global Village
Below are some hot topics going on in Ukraine, that we feel should be brought to people's attention.
#1 Public Debt
Video about Public Debt in Ukraine
#2 The Rebels Fighting Back
Right now in Ukraine there are rebels fighting against the government. This has been happening ever since Russia started wanting Crimea. The Russians are supplying the rebels with weapons to take down the government. The fighting is destroying houses, farmland, and people's lives. The fighting mainly happens in the cities of Luthansk, Mariupol, and Donestk.
#3 Child Soliders
This political cartoon is illustrating child soldiers, and how it impacts their lives. I think that the teddy bear represents childhood, and the fact that the child has become a soldier has destroyed their childhood. There is also the fact that the boy's uniform is far too big for him; it is clear that he does not belong on the battlefield. His one shoe is worn, and he looks scared, like I imagine a lot of child soldiers are. Pro-Russians are recruiting soldiers at as young as 15 years old, and there are military training schools in Ukraine for boys younger than 12. It is illegal for 15-year olds to fight, but the rebels are doing all that they can.