NOTICE News Daily: February 24, 2023

On today’s NOTICE News Daily: Friday marks the one year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. We take a look at what’s changed and where the war stands now. Plus: Greg is here with our weekly NOTICE News Quiz!

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One Year Anniversary of War in Ukraine

Top Story: It’s Been One Year Since Russia Invaded Ukraine

Friday, February 24, marks the one year anniversary of the Russian invasion of its western neighbor, Ukraine. Following an initial invasion and missile strikes, the war has ground to a halt though fighting continues. Russians occupy only eastern portions of the country, as the United States and Europe have rallied to Ukraine’s defense.

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Discussion Questions

  1. What are some reasons the Ukrainians were able to ward off the initial invasion of Kyiv?
  2. How could a drone be especially useful in assessing the extent of damage in an area affected by the war, like in Mariupol?
  3. How can the two different groups of people that have experienced severe losses be categorized, other than by their country of origin?
  4. What are some of the war crimes Russia is already accused of?

Writing Prompts

  1. One of the groups affected by the war, a group that is often forgotten, are civilians that are now refugees. When people are displaced from their homes, so many things need to be thought of.  Discuss what needs to be considered or organized for those who have lost their homes, and why. Also, what additional challenges might be added to this situation when war is what’s displacing people?

Have a Great Weekend!