Opinion Russia-Ukraine War


Shyla Brown

The picture depicts a man and women making the incredibly hard decision to say goodbye, just as the Ukrainian people must do.

Shyla Brown, Opinion Editor

On February 24, 2022 Russia invaded Ukraine. Since then, it is speculated that between 2,000 – 4,000 Ukrainian troops have been killed as well as civilians. It’s also estimated that up to 4,000 Russian soldiers may have died so far. 

Since the war broke out, Ukrainian women and children were left with a hard and heartbreaking choice, to flee for their safety or stay and fight. Martial Law in Ukraine prohibits all men aged 18-60 from leaving the country. They must stay and fight. 

Watching this war happen is such a surreal and scary thing. I can’t imagine being in the Ukraine and having to make that heartbreaking choice to either leave my family behind and flee or stay and fight for my country’s freedom. I also feel for the Russian soldiers and families who never wanted this war to happen and who now are watching their own people die. This war has opened my eyes to seeing how quickly things like this can escalate and how horrific it can be.