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What Causes the Conflict Between Russia and Ukraine?

Several factors have played a role in the recent confrontation between Russia and Ukraine. These include the Russian military's victory over Ukrainian forces, the Russian President's determination to expand the country's military , and NATO's expansion. Russian President Vladimir Putin has escalated the stakes in the confrontation between Russia and Ukraine during his presidency. His goal is to expand Russian influence over eastern Ukraine's Donbas region. He maintains that his primary goal is to preserve Russian speakers in the area. The Russian military has attacked large cities indiscriminately. According to the Pentagon, 2,000 and 4,000 Russian servicemen have been killed in action. On March 2, the Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed 500 Russian soldiers died in combat. The Russian government has also changed its rules to make it more difficult for civilians to avoid military service. These revisions also include severe penalties for failing to report for duty