World Boston What in the World? Weekly Quiz – February 21-27, 2022
On Friday President Biden said he believed President Putin had decided to invade Ukraine and would attack its capital, THIS city of 2.8 million people.
Leaders in THIS eastern region of Ukraine, consisting of unrecognized separatist states Donetsk and Luhansk, called for full military mobilization and ordered evacuation of women and children to nearby Russian territory in advance of conflict.
Vice President Harris, Defense Secretary Austin and Secretary of State Blinken met with global leaders at THIS annual international security meeting. Ukrainian President Zelensky also attended.
Russian troops are massed on three sides of Ukraine including forces on its western border in THIS former Soviet Republic.
Russia has sent over 30,000 troops, warplanes, ballistic missiles and special forces to THIS neighboring country that lies on Ukraine’s northern border. Its territory is closest to routes into Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv.
Moscow ordered strategic nuclear weapon exercises to increase crisis pressure on Ukraine and the West. Russia’s and the United States’ nuclear forces are constrained by the “Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms” agreement, known as THIS, which was extended for five years in February 2021.
The United States has accused Russia of preparing provocative measures in Ukraine to justify an invasion. Such activities are commonly known as THIS.
Mass protests in Ukraine known as THIS color revolution in 2004 overturned a rigged presidential election and resulted in installation of Viktor Yushchenko as President.