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Full Details: What Does Putin Really Want In Ukraine? (Read For Answers)

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GhanaCNN.com brings you all that you need to know in relation to the recent attacks by russians on Ukrainians.

What has set the stage for the conflict?

Ukraine was a cornerstone of the Soviet Union until it voted overwhelmingly for independence in a democratic referendum in 1991, a milestone that turned out to be a death knell for the failing superpower.

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After the collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO pushed eastward, bringing into the fold most of the Eastern European nations that had been in the Communist orbit. In 2004, NATO added the former Soviet Baltic republics Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Four years later, it declared its intention to offer membership to Ukraine some day in the distant future — crossing a red line for Russia.

Putin sees NATO’s expansion as an existential threat, and the prospect of Ukraine joining the Western military alliance a “hostile act” — a view he invoked in a televised speech on Thursday, saying that Ukraine’s aspiration to join the military alliance was a dire threat to Russia.

In interviews and speeches, Putin has previously emphasized his view that Ukraine is part of Russia, culturally, linguistically and politically. While some of the mostly Russian-speaking population in Ukraine’s east feel the same, a more nationalist, Ukrainian-speaking population in the west has historically supported greater integration with Europe.

What does Putin want?

In a lengthy essay penned in July 2021, Putin referred to Russians and Ukrainians as “one people,” and suggested the West had corrupted Ukraine and yanked it out of Russia’s orbit through a “forced change of identity.”

That type of historical revisionism was on full display in Putin’s emotional and grievance-packed address to the nation on Monday announcing his decision to recognize the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, while casting doubt on Ukraine’s own sovereignty.

But Ukrainians, who in the last three decades have sought to align more closely with Western institutions like the European Union and NATO, have pushed back against the notion that they are little more than the West’s “puppet.”

In fact, Putin’s efforts to bring Ukraine back into Russia’s sphere have been met with a backlash, with several recent polls showing that a majority of Ukrainians now favor membership of the US-led transatlantic military alliance.

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In December, Putin presented the US and NATO with a list of security demands. Chief among them was a guarantee that Ukraine will never enter NATO and that the alliance rolls back its military footprint in Eastern and Central Europe — proposals that the US and its allies have repeatedly said are non-starters.

Putin indicated he was not interested in lengthy negotiations on the topic. “It is you who must give us guarantees, and you must do it immediately, right now,” he said at his annual news conference late last year. “Are we deploying missiles near the US border? No, we are not. It is the United States that has come to our home with its missiles and is already standing at our doorstep.”

High-level talks between the West and Russia wrapped in January without any breakthroughs. The standoff left Europe’s leaders to engage in a frenzy of shuttle diplomacy, exploring whether a negotiating channel established between France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine to resolve the conflict in Ukraine’s east — known as the Normandy Format talks — could provide an avenue for calming the current crisis.

In a news conference with the new German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on February 16, Putin repeated unsubstantiated claims that Ukraine is carrying out a “genocide” against Russian speakers in the Donbas region and called for the conflict to be resolved through the Minsk peace progress — echoing similar rhetoric that was used as a pretext for annexing Crimea.

But less than a week later, after Russia’s upper house of parliament approved the deployment of military forces outside the country on February 22, Putin told reporters that the Minsk agreements “no longer exist,” adding: “What is there to implement if we have recognized these two entities?”

The agreements, known as Minsk 1 and Minsk 2 — which were hammered out in the Belarusian capital in a bid to end a bloody in eastern Ukraine — have never been fully implemented, with key issues remaining unresolved.

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Moscow and Kyiv have long been at odds over key elements of the peace deal, the second of which was inked in 2015 and lays out a plan for reintegrating the two breakaway republics into Ukraine. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky recently stated that he did not like a single point of the Minsk accords, which require dialogue on local elections in the Russian-backed separatist regions and — although unclear in what sequence — would also restore the Ukrainian government’s control over its eastern borders. Critics say the agreement could give Moscow undue sway over Ukrainian politics.

Putin previously responded in blunt terms by saying that regardless of whether Zelensky likes the plan, it must be implemented. “Like it or don’t like it, it’s your duty, my beauty,” Putin said in a news conference alongside French President Emmanuel Macron. Zelensky, a former comedian and TV star, won a 2019 election in a landslide on promises to end the war in Donbas, but little has changed. Responding to a question about Putin’s stark, undiplomatic language, Zelensky responded in Russian, saying bluntly: “We are not his.”

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What is Ukraine’s view?

President Zelensky previously downplayed the danger of all-out war with Russia, noting that the threat has existed for years and that Ukraine is prepared for military aggression. But on Thursday, as Russia launched an assault on his country, Zelensky made an emotional address directly to the Ukrainian people, declaring martial law in the country.

“Russia began an attack on Ukraine today. Putin began war against Ukraine, against the entire democratic world. He wants to destroy my country, our country, everything we’ve been building, everything we are living for,” Zelensky said in a video message posted on his official Facebook page.

In Kyiv, where Ukrainians had continued to go about their daily business while Russian troops sat at their borders, the streets were empty on Thursday. Across the country, residents have been preparing for the worst — packing emergency evacuation kits and taking time out of their weekends to train as reservists.

Ukraine’s government insists that Moscow cannot prevent Kyiv from building closer ties with NATO, or otherwise interfere in its domestic or foreign politics. “Russia cannot stop Ukraine from getting closer with NATO and has no right to have any say in relevant discussions,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement to CNN.

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Tensions between the two countries have been exacerbated by a deepening Ukrainian energy crisis that Kyiv believes Moscow has purposefully provoked. Ukraine views the controversial Nord Stream 2 pipeline — connecting Russian gas supplies directly to Germany — as a threat to its own security.

Nord Stream 2 is one of two pipelines that Russia has laid underwater in the Baltic Sea — in addition to its traditional land-based pipeline network that runs through eastern Europe, including Ukraine. Kyiv views the pipelines across Ukraine as an element of protection against invasion by Russia, since any military action could potentially disrupt the vital flow of gas to Europe.

After requests from Zelensky and the US administration, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said on Tuesday that he would halt the certification of the pipeline following Putin’s decision to order troops into parts of eastern Ukraine.

Nord Stream 2 is just one of myriad challenges facing Zelensky’s government. The former actor, who played a president on Ukrainian television, has had a brutal baptism of fire into real-world politics since assuming office in 2019.

His government’s popularity has stagnated amid multiple domestic political challenges, including a recent third wave of Covid-19 infections and a struggling economy. Many Ukrainians are unhappy that the government has not delivered on the promises that brought it into power, including cracking down on corruption in the country’s judicial system. But the more pressing concern is Zelensky’s failure so far to bring peace to the country.

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Erin Sutton Biography, Age, Career, Marriage, Net Worth

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Who is Erin Sutton?

Erin Sutton is an American entrepreneur and celebrity spouse, well-known for being the wife of Paul Stanley who is a renowned American rock singer, painter, and songwriter.

Erin Sutton Biography

The American entrepreneur, and celebrity spouse, well-known for being the wife of Paul Stanley who is a renowned American rock singer and songwriter, Erin Sutton was born in 1973 in her home country in America, United States.

Erin Sutton Career

Speaking of her career, exact information regarding Erin Sutton’s professional life is unknown. However, ThrillNG gathered that she is an entrepreneur. Moreover, she is famous for being a celebrity spouse and so that is enough information from her.

Erin Sutton Marriage with Paul Stanley

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Erin Sutton is currently married to Paul Stanley with whom she has been married for more than a decade and a half. Notably, the now-couple exchanged their marital vows at The Ritz-Carlton, Huntington in Pasadena, CA, on November 19th, 2005.

Their marriage celebration was held in 2005 in California. Sutton and Stanley met for the first time at a cáfe when Stanley was fifty years old. Of course, Paul was married but separated from his ex-lover a long time ago, at the time he met with Erin.

Erin Sutton’s husband, Paul Stanley is a famous American songwriter, musician, singer, and painter. Notably, Paul is also well-known for being the co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the rock band tagged ‘KISS.’

While Paul Stanley is all over the place for being a famous American musician and star, Erin Sutton is a reserved fellow whose unlimited personal life information is unknown to the ThrillNG at the time of this publication.

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Moreover, the couple has three children together, two girl children and a boy child. Colin Michael Stanley (born September 6th, 2006), Sarah Brianna Stanley (born January 28th, 2009), and Emily Grace Stanley whose date of birth is not clear. Paul Stanley has a son named Evan Shane Stanley from his first and previous marriage.

Erin Sutton Height

Erin Sutton’s height stands at 5 feet 10 inches, and her weight at 59 in kilograms, approximately 1.78 in millimeters, and 131 Lbs respectively. While she has green-colored eyes, and blonde hair color, Erin’s measurement is 36-29-35 and her shoe size is 11 (United States.)

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She’s Caucasian White by ethnicity, an American by nationality, and a Christian by religion. Married to Paul Stanley, the celebrity spouse is an entrepreneur by profession.

Erin Sutton Net worth

At the time of this publication, Erin Sutton’s net worth is not estimated. However, she has a joint net worth of $150 million with her husband. As it is, the couple earns over $4 million monthly.

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Lady Confused As DNA Test Reveals Her Baby Isn’t Her Husband’s Biological Child

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Lady Confused As DNA Test Reveals Her Baby Isn’t Her Husband’s Biological Child

GhanaCNN.com has chanced on a Facebook post that has since gone viral and this message gathers and shares a very controversial real-life story.

In today’s world, trusting a woman has turned to be something else as married men even prefer to go in for a DNA test without informing their wives.

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This is beacause most of the results of men who undergo DNA testing comes out with shocking revelations and results. 

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Orianne Cevey Biography, Education, New Husband, Age, Net Worth

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Who is Orianne Cevey?

Orianne Cevey is a famous jewelry designer and businesswoman from Nyon, Switzerland, and she’s also an ex-wife of a famous musician and actor named Phil Collins. She’s also a philanthropist and a motivational speaker.

Orianne Cevey Career

Orianne Cevey is an entrepreneur and businesswoman and is widely known as a philanthropist.

She has involved herself in different jobs while growing up to ensure she can support herself financially. With time, she could scale through until she got her first official job, where she served as a manager in a capital firm in Switzerland.

All this while she still had an interest in jewelry design, and gradually she was able to gather enough experience. She started her event management in 1994, but before then, she had worked as a translator, where she met her first husband.

In 2004, she established her jewelry design company that makes jewelry for men, women, and children; she makes distribution through her website and has physical stores in New York and Saint Tropez coach level. She is a co-founder of the title dreams foundation, which supports underprivileged children to fulfill their goals.

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Orianne Cevey Education

While growing up, she was sent to a public school where she showed interest in sporting activities, including skiing, golf, and tennis. She went further with her education and graduated from the University of Switzerland, after which she was able to acquire a bachelor’s degree in International Business Management.

Orianne Cevey Health Condition

As far back as 2014, she was treated for slipped disc in her neck, and it made her go through surgery that replaced the damaged disk with a prosthetic, and this process paralyzed her.

At a time, she had to file a complaint against the hospital, which later revealed that the reason for her paralysis was Brown-Sequard syndrome. She went for rehabilitation for several months and was able to walk again.

Orianne Cevey Social Media Handles

She has an Instagram account where she also posts about her jewelry designer with the username @ocjewelleryusa with over 14.5 thousand followers and follows just 5161 people, and she has made over 3945 posts.

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She doesn’t have as many followers on Twitter compared to what she has on Instagram. Her Twitter handle is @OrianneCollins, with less than 400 followers, and she is following less than 80 people.

She is from a mixed ethnicity because her dad is Swiss while her mum is from Thailand. Concerning her siblings, there is no information about them or their names.

Orianne Cevey Marital status

Orianne Cevey doesn’t have a smooth-running relationship when it comes to marriage, but she never gave up and was able to keep moving on.

She met her first husband while working as a translator, on his tour, and they fell in love; in 1999, she married him.

Philip David Charles Collins is widely known for having sold over 150 million records, and he is seen as a best-selling artist. He is 21 years older than Orianne Cevey, which made people talk about their marriage.

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They had two young boys named Nicholas Collins, born in April 2001, and Mathew Thomas Clemance, born in 2004. Although life has its way of tossing things around, in 2008, her marriage with Phil Collins ended. Her settlement for divorce was over 25 million euros. This divorce made a record as the most significant British celebrity divorce.

They got back together and wanted to continue, but it never had a happy ending. Orianne Cevey also had a failed marriage with Charles Fouad Mejjatii, and they had a son named Andrea.

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