AP Government Blog # 9

Posted by JOANNA BLUME on 2/28/2022

Last week Russia invaded Ukraine, a sovereign democratic country. This is the largest invasion of a country by a ruthless dictator since WWII and no doubt will produce devastating consequences.  For this week´s blog I would like us to research this situation and consider what our government should do in response to Putin's barbaric actions.


1. Summarize your understanding of the events unfolding in Ukraine? 


2.  What actions has our government taken so far regarding this situation? What foreign policy tools has our government used? 

3.  Moving forward, how should the United States respond to this situation?  What formal and informal powers can the president exercise?  What powers can Congress exercise?

4.  How do you think this situation will end? What are the broader implications of this conflict?


Why is Russia invading Ukraine and what does Putin want?