For a month now I have been turning on the TV and the news programs have been talking about the war that has broken out between Russia and Ukraine. To date, the toll is disastrous: about 20,000 dead, 10 million refugees, about 1,740 buildings destroyed and innocent children killed by the bombings. The Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24, 2022, the war resulted in the most serious refugee reception crisis in Europe since the end of World War II.Armed intervention was preceded by prolonged military massing Russian started in spring 2021, motivated by Russian President Vladimir Putin on the basis of fear of Ukraine joining NATO and followed by military exercises. Two days of summits focused on the crisis in Ukraine began in Brussels on 24 March. NATO, the G7 and the EU are involved and will try together to bring about a change in this situation of serious economic and humanitarian crisis. We will try to take rapid measures, on the table there is the hypothesis of new sanctions against Moscow, as well as a strengthening of the Atlantic alliance. The hope is obviously that a solution will be found and that this economic and above all humanitarian crisis will come to an end, but unfortunately it is thought that the times are still long.
All this in the name of the power Putin wants to have over Ukraine, a free nation. I stop for a moment and ask myself: “Why?” Ever since I was little in my family, at school, on TV, I hear about how horrible war is. A devastating example was the genocide that was prosecuted against the Jews, all one does is say that all this should never be repeated and instead the man is still wrong. I pause to think that the whole Ukrainian population is experiencing a drama and in particular the children of my age torn from their homes, from their habits, from their friends, from their dreams, from their lives. All this is truly absurd. I feel a sense of disgust, anger, what have the pages of history taught us? All the mistakes made by man so far? War is only destruction, devastation, it leaves unbridgeable gaps inside and outside each of us.