Ukrainians Prepare for Conflict as Russian Troops Move Into Crimea

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In early March, 2014, Ukrainians braced for conflict as Russian troops moved into Crimea. After viewing a video interview with a Wall Street journalist at the location and reading a brief news article about the event, learners discuss the Russian occupation of Crimea and the responses of both residents and the city of Kiev. This is a great opportunity to further research the history of the region and/or to draw parallels to other similar historical events!

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Pros

  • Includes warm-up questions, discussion questions, and a graphic detailing the military balance between Russia and Ukraine
  • On-site journalist describes event scenes and compares/contrasts with other areas of Ukraine
Cons

  • Instructor should provide further background information to understand historical context of situation
  • Audio of interview video is somewhat unclear at points