What should Russia do next?

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This week, use your knowledge from the Learning Zone to answer these question:

What one thing should Russia do next?

What one thing should Russia definitely not do?

Comments (123)

  • British Council.jpg enterprising_technology | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    I think that the thing that you should do after that is to do psychological treatments for the children who were shocked and tired after that. It happens shortly and she is inside her overwhelmed with tension and anxiety.
    And I think that the thing that you should not do after that is to occupy the employees. I think you should give them a period of leave after the war so that they can leave themselves and their children after the war and after they feel better they go back to work.

    1. British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      enterprising_technology's comment 18 Feb 2022

      Why do you think about the things that should be done after the war? Do you think that the war is a good step? Do you not think that its damage will be great, whether on the state, citizens or the environment?Or do you think it is a normal thing and it will happen easily? Why do we encourage this option? Do you think it is appropriate or should it be undone?

      1. British Council.jpg reliable_construction | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        unassuming_tamarillo's comment 18 Feb 2022

        I agree with you on this, war is not a good option, and it will do them very bad damage

        1. British Council.jpg centered_lion | Jabalia Prep Boys B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
          reliable_construction's comment 21 Feb 2022

          I think if a war begins with Ukraine, the catastrophe will ensue in Europe as well. The old continent undoubtedly does not want a "storm" in it, and understands what a war with a nuclear superpower with an army of millions of soldiers means.

    2. British Council.jpg versatile_satsuma | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      enterprising_technology's comment 18 Feb 2022

      You say your opinion that you think that the matter is undoubtedly an accident between the two countries, but I also disagree with you in the opinion, as the psychological factor for children and even adults must be worked on properly in light of this time and to start it quickly, to strengthen their psyche and reduce their fear, and if If something happens, they will be at least in the minority united with each other and calm down together, and if there are many children whose psyche is destroyed, the situation will be much easier to treat them. Also, I do not agree with your second decision, which is to give them a period of leave. From the military and others, but the citizens must rush after the war to re-establish the state quickly again and stop the damage back to get the least possible damage

  • British Council.jpg bright_cat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    16 Feb 2022

    After I understood the story of Russia and Ukraine, the only thing I did not understand is why Russia moved 100,000 soldiers near the Ukrainian border as long as they do not want to fight?! The only thing Russia should do after that is to withdraw its army and return to the country as long as there is no invasion. Because by surrounding Ukraine, the countries will slowly begin to enmity, and this is not in their interest at all. As for the only thing that Russia should certainly not do, is to fuel that hostility, I understood that Most countries are next to Ukraine and against Russia, and this is not in their interest at all.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      bright_cat's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Do you think that moving the troops to the border is a way that Russia is fuelling hostility?

    2. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      bright_cat's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Do you think that moving the troops to the border is a way that Russia is fuelling hostility?

      1. British Council.jpg bright_cat | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 17 Feb 2022

        Yes, it is certainly because Europe sent a planes to monitor Russia and sent the extension of Ukraine and this is approximately hostile

      2. British Council.jpg reliable_construction | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 18 Feb 2022

        I do not think so, but by doing so, it reveals its forces and stockpiles of equipment to the enemies, since it will not compensate for a war against Ukraine, in my opinion.

    3. British Council.jpg versatile_satsuma | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      bright_cat's comment 18 Feb 2022

      I do not agree with you, in my opinion that Russia did this to be fully prepared in the event of something happening. Russia now has its biggest and only concern to be ready from the military side, which made it turn away from other important things for the benefit of its state. This matter could make some Countries look to Russia that they want to fight, but they will know of course that this is what they are prepared for if something happens, too. Can you prove to me that the countries stand with Ukraine against Russia?
      I say this because my opinion is the opposite of yours, because I see that the world has not yet taken sides, one with Ukraine and one with Russia. Rather, we need to understand more about what is happening and as we see that Russia, of course, has more powerful factors compared to Ukraine,And when I read the learning area, I found that Ukraine asked for support from other countries to support it with weapons, although this was prevented, and Ukraine did not want war, and I spoke with President Putin about how Russia could retreat without appearing as if it had given up.

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    What should Russia do next? I think when I read more about Ukraine and Russia, I think Russia should do not attack its neighbor when Russia asked Moscow to attack Ukraine, as Russia called it (nonsense), and they also warned many heads of state not to attack Ukraine because it would pay a very heavy price, I think Russia should stop; Because it will destroy the lives of the people in Russia as it will destroy the lives of Americans in Ukraine; America's president will completely destroy Russia if it destroys American lives in Ukraine.

  • British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    When Russia moved more than 100,000 troops near Ukraine's border, it did the first step, the next step There are pros and cons of what might happen next! There are also solutions for how world leaders can use problem solvers to handle the situation. I don't think the Russians will come, because in reality the situation is calmer! This war is just a war of information! If I were people in Russia I would say to them (Make peace) so that people can live in freedom! Without tears or suffering!

    1. avatar.jpg Olga @ KPMG
      fulfilled_peach's comment 22 Feb 2022

      Thank you for your comment, fulfilled_peach. You say there are pros and cons of what might happen after Russia moved troops near Ukraine's border. Could you give an example of something that you think might happen, and what pros and cons it would have?

      1. British Council.jpg fulfilled_peach | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olga @ KPMG's comment 22 Feb 2022

        (say there are pros and cons to what might happen after Russia moved its forces near the Ukrainian border. Can you give an example of something you think might happen, and what are the pros and cons of that? Well, there are pros and cons to the thing that Russia is taking the second step, so the question is what do I think the second step will be?? )1- In the event of a war, it will be in an area far from the population so that people will not be harmed. I think the war is too far away and in an area too empty of people to be able to fight. I believe that people should not be left unprotected, people should also be protected. Fighting should not be the first choice, because fighting should be destruction, devastation and tragedies for all, war. This is because I think wars are a very bad idea because they harm everyone and even the environment, so they should be considered the last thing. We are now in a time of development. I think that we have moved away from these bad ideas and are seeking to get rid of major problems, but these wars will affect them, especially the developed countries. 2- Be careful and not make hasty decisions, because their acceleration
        It could lead to disaster!! For Russia to have all kinds of plans for all emergencies that might happen!! If any country falls into such a crisis, of course: the first action it will take is to immunize itself-3
        And get ready. You should not do that. Every country should fall into such a predicament!!

  • British Council.jpg comfortable_contribution | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    One of the most important things that Russia should do is
    Withdrawing its forces and equipment from Ukraine
    The thing Russia should not do is go to war with Ukraine
    The reason will be because the outbreak of war between Russia and Ukraine will lead to the end of World War III
    With the power of modern weapons in Russia and Ukraine, there will be no life left on the surface of the earth because there must be a third party that will intervene and have an economic or political relationship with Russia or Ukraine, and with the intervention of the third party, a fourth and fifth party must enter and a lot.....
    Thus, the surface of the planet may be annihilated
    As Albert Einstein said, I do not know what the third world war will be, but I am sure that the fourth war will be with sticks and stones.


    Do not be deceived by this simple sentence, for what is behind it is greater and greater than that. He means that the severity of the third world war
    There will be nothing left on this planet, or rather, there will be a total annihilation of it, and technology and modern things will disappear, which will bring us back to our primitive life, and if there is a fourth war, it will not be with modern equipment, aircraft and warships, but sticks and stones

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      comfortable_contribution's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Do you think you have jumped to conclusions? It is important to stay rational when discussing what might happen next - make sure your predictions are based on reliable evidence, rather than pure speculation.

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    If any country were exposed to the same crisis that this country is facing
    Of course, she will be in a state of anxiety and on constant alert to protect the borders and her homeland, because she does not want the neighboring country to be a dangerous habitat for her.
    Any country that falls into this crisis must first have strategic plans for all emergency situations and use diplomacy and not use weapons because fighting does not solve anything but only makes matters worse.

    And the things that no country should do if it falls into this crisis is the use of force and military
    Because this may lead to a third world war that threatens the entire world, and it should not be a source of evil, but rather a source of good and peace, even if this enemy poses a threat to it.

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    All countries are primarily concerned with the protection of their state and its likeness and the removal of all dangers from the borders of their country
    If any country falls into such a crisis, of course, the first action it will take is to fortify itself and prepare for war
    You shouldn't do that
    Every country should fall into such a predicament
    1- To be careful and careful, and not to take decisions hastily, because its haste may lead to disasters that we do not need.
    2- To have all kinds of plans for all emergencies that may occur
    3- To be a source of peace in the region to win the love of other countries to support it
    4- To use diplomacy and democracy so as not to bring ruin to her country and her people
    Of course, there will be many things to avoid because this is a very sensitive and simple mistake that may lead to a third world war
    1- Not to listen to countries and people that incite them to fight because they might want to ruin both countries
    2- Not to use dictatorship and impose the decision of war on the people, and they do not want to
    You must take the opinion of the people, because they are the ones who live in that country
    3- Not to be a source of evil and anger in the region, so that other countries hate it and hold grudges against it
    4- That fighting should not be the first option, because the fight should only be destruction, devastation and tragedies for all

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      compassionate_explanation's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Clearly-written next steps. Well done!

    2. British Council.jpg majestic_moon | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      compassionate_explanation's comment 18 Feb 2022

      I agree with you on everything, and I would like to add some things, some of which you did not mention, which are inciting some people from the state to fight, and we all know that fighting will not solve anything but will make the situation worse, so the first thing the state will do is not to listen to these instigators because they will cause many problems for the state

      The second thing is to consult the people if they wage war, meaning if they are forced to do so, they will consult with the people. With this, they can win my hands on their side. When consulting the people, then the people will gain confidence in the state and trust it.

      The third thing is that if there is a war, it will be in an area far from the population so that the innocent will not be harmed. I think that it will be in an area that is very empty of the population so that they can fight. I think that the people should not be left without protection, the people must be protected as well.

  • British Council.jpg aware_painting | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is Withdrawing its forces, weapons and military equipment from the borders, and returning to negotiations and discussing outstanding issues between them
    This is because Because it is a step to show Russia's good intentions to avoid war and move towards a diplomatic and peaceful solution
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is He is going to war against Ukraine
    This is because Because the war will drag the world into a greater war, and with great human and material losses, the war will affect the whole world in all economic aspects in particular, and the impact will be global, and Russian relations with Europe will be damaged because Russia is the gas supply card for Europe, and the background of that war will be catastrophic in the true sense of the word

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    In my opinion, the only thing that Russia should do is an (international agreement) Well I think it is better to sit down and discuss calmly and know what is the basis of the problem and find a solution in depth!
    And make an agreement that the war will be abolished!
    To wage wars is not the only option!
    _____________________
    In my opinion, the only thing Russia should not do is (continue the war)!
    Well, if I could deliver my message to the president, I would say that (enough of wars), the environment has been destroyed because of your wars!
    And that if they stop the war, that does not mean that they are weak or afraid of losing the war, but because they want to overlook the issue and restore peace! Because the results of the war are not good and not easy at all!!

    1. British Council.jpg impartial_lute | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
      independent_technology's comment 17 Feb 2022

      Well, peace, understanding, calm and stopping the war is a wonderful thing. He loves the environment and people, but it is possible that disagreements will arise when Russia steps forward to do so. So what if Russia doesn't stick to Ukraine's terms or the opposite will happen, a bigger and heavier conflict? What is your opinion??
      I will build my idea on your idea, which is for the countries of the world to listen to the two parties on their terms and on terms that serve the interest of the benefactors, then write the terms and clauses with justice and equality that support the two parties, prevent fighting and war and meet their needs. Russia and Ukraine must agree
      What do you think?

  • British Council.jpg compassionate_explanation | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    If any country falls into this predicament, fear will be the greatest feeling that dominates everyone, some of them fear for their life and family, others fear for their company, and others fear for their state. Therefore, both parties should be calm and careful while making decisions Each country must to do :
    1 - It should have detailed studies for every decision you make, and how will its effects be on the state, the people, and the environment in the near and far future as well, to ensure that the state remains in a state of renaissance. 2- Spreading reassurance among the people in the country, because if fear spreads, rumors will spread, and rumors will bring with them major problems, and we arenot in need of them. 3- Not to show evil and anger to the hostile country and think that we will fight it and even so that it does not take steps to fight and both sides condemn after that
    4- slown down is not to rush into making decisions and making decisions. With hostility and taking the opinion of the people and the majority to take the appropriate decision because there is strength in cooperation and in disunity there is weakness
    And because this type of issue concerns all countries of the world, any bad decision might drag the entire world into an endless war Therefore, a country that falls into this predicament should not do this 1- Rushing and making decisions out of emotion, because we may regret it a lot in the future 2- For its first and only solution to be weapons, it should not have the ability to accept the relief that other countries propose to solve this crisis. 3- That she is not selfish and thinks of herself, she should think about the consequences of his hasty decisions on the environment, climate, people and other countries in terms of devastation and destruction. As the saying goes: (The arrow must be patient, for an arrow, when it shoots, does not return.)

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      compassionate_explanation's comment 17 Feb 2022

      This is a very thorough and well-explained overview - well done! I particularly like how you summed up your thoughts in the final line about the arrow. You said countries "should not have the ability to accept the relief that other countries propose" when countries are being offered weapons. Is there any type of relief that they should accept apart from weapons?

  • British Council.jpg radical_beetle | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    One thing that it SHOULD do next is 1. To take its decisions wisely and carefully. 2. It must be a source of peace and security 3. It should not take any bloody decision that leads to bloodshed and great massacres 4. To study the issue of war from all sides, sides and angles to avoid making mistakes. 5. She should not listen to aggressive, hasty people who want war and fight.
    This is because I say this because, of course, an international tribunal will be established if the dispute is not resolved, and if this happens, it will not be the criminal and the guilty, and it will not cause great losses to it, and to ensure that other countries stand next to it and avoid a world war
    One thing that it SHOULDN'T do next is 1. The war decision is taken without a lengthy thinking 2. The people should force a decision without their consultation and elections. 3. Permit in any plan from emergency plans publicly
    This is because Because it makes the people hate the government and reject its decisions and rise up against it and reject jihad for the sake of its country, and it makes there are great weaknesses in its area.

  • British Council.jpg smart_glacier | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    The only thing that countries should think about when thinking about war is that the only loser in any war is humanity
    Since the death of a person, whether a soldier, a child, a woman or a young man, is the only loss that everyone must avoid, the pain that death causes to those around us is the most difficult pain.
    It must think again and again about finding an alternative solution to the painful war. We may not agree with others, but our disagreement does not mean that we will not find a meeting point. If we agree that the human interest is the basis of life, we will find that everyone must return to negotiation
    Difference does not spoil reaching an agreement that protects humanity from bloodshed
    The difference in interests generates the ability to innovate and gives the opportunity to find solutions to difficult issues and invent new things that help everyone to live and protect the human being.

  • British Council.jpg exuberant_snow | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    I think that the thing that the state should do is to provide entertainment for children who have been traumatized and to do activities and psychological treatments for children in need, because childhood is an important stage for every child and completes his development on it. What the state should not do is neglect children and not take care of them because it can Traumatic events, whicThreatening of death or serious injury in patients long after the end of suffering. People may experience the event directly (for example, when they are seriously injured) or indirectly (for example, when patients witness a murder or learn that close family members or friends have experienced the traumatic event).

  • British Council.jpg frank_ibex | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is to obtain written guarantees from NATO to prevent the continued expansions of the alliance through the accession on Ukraine. 
    This is because Russia feels that it is being targeted by NATO and this poses a direct threat on it. 
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is to envade Ukraine or start the war
    This is because lot of loses like financial, human being, political will be occured and there will be two parties of countries who will agree and other will disagree

  • British Council.jpg unassuming_tamarillo | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    17 Feb 2022

    One thing that SHOULD do next is Be slow and not rush to take decisions, because sometimes anger leads to making wrong decisions, and you are talking about an entire country, so it must be slow and think well before taking any decision and also consult other countries, but you should not consult with countries that incite conflicts between countries, you should consult with neutral countries that do not use you For a political interest or whatever, and the future of the state must be well thought out before going into any stage. It is possible to make decisions that harm you. Therefore, the thing that must be done is to think well and take the people who think and who understand and the political people, discuss them and take their opinion because they are the ones who will issue the decisions The right one should not listen to anyone who incites against the interest of the state.
    This is because The right decisions are always made after careful thought and no rush.
    One thing that SHOULDN'T do next fight a war.
    This is because I think that wars are a very bad idea, as they harm everyone and even the environment, so it must be thought of as the last thing. We are now in a time of development. I think we have moved away from these bad ideas and we seek to get rid of major problems, but these wars will affect them, especially the advanced countries , for example, this war will harm the environment and increase the problem of climate change that we are trying to get rid of. War tools and weapons will pollute the environment, and this is not in the interest of the world. Also, this war may become a third world war and will eliminate many countries and will take us back after The progress that we have achieved, these wars in general destroy many of the achievements that the world has achieved and the wheel of development has stopped due to the end of these wars, so I think that war is a very bad idea and should be avoided.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      unassuming_tamarillo's comment 18 Feb 2022

      This gives good reasons for both sides of the argument - well done. Do you think that environmental damage is high up on Russia's agenda?

  • British Council.jpg curious_location | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    I think that the thing that all countries should not control the products that interfere with other countries and also some countries are working to develop themselves because they are a developed country and also some foreign country is developed, but countries should not control the products and it is not right that all countries should control Prevent from spending money

  • British Council.jpg versatile_satsuma | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Hello, after reading many researches on the subject and seeing the learning area, I saw from my point of view the following:
    Russia now sees itself as the contender with the largest percentage of victory. We also see that after it fell into this crisis , it immediately began to equip itself in all directions, but the problem is that it is now seeking to equip itself with equipment and militarily, and this is what makes it preoccupied a little with the rest of the other important details Equipping them with weapons and equipment will not be the only thing that will make them victorious, so I will answer the question, What should Russia not do then?
    Of course when I said that Russia should not exclude all its interests only to supply weapons and equipment, I did not mean that this aspect is unimportant, no, of course, that it is a very important aspect in battles and is considered one of the decisive factors for winning or collapsing, but what I meant is to plan intelligently, not miserably, for what is happening. Russia must take the first step, which is:
    1_ To gather its largest advisors and scholars specialized in various topics in the country, an international meeting should be held and a special talk should be held between them to plan well for what is coming, for example, they should talk about the military side and the appropriate time to start work in it if necessary, talk about the main places And centralization, which are economic factors in the state and think of ways to protect it in the event of their conflict , and we must talk about a detailed plan to accept the least possible damage and who will be able to re-establish the state quickly, because as we see when countries fall into such situations, they need a lot of Time to return to normal and restore its renaissance and prosperity.
    2_ It must support the journalists and media professionals in the city, and the news coming out of them must be with the permission of the presidents, because it must be true and work to calm people and reduce their fear because the biggest factor in such situations is the psychological factor, and if this aspect is disposed of properly, it will be A clear point in their favour.
    3_ That Russia does not believe that this crisis will be the end of the world, I mean by my words that it maintain its place among the countries and not take sides with the opinion of the world if it is against it. Rather, it must remain in the same valid image to win the support of other countries to stand with it.

  • British Council.jpg enthusiastic_hippopotamus | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    I think that what Russia should do is tremendous psychological and medical assistance for children, civilians and soldiers, which will happen in Russia. It will be a world war that will be huge. It is a very dangerous thing. Those who will have psychological states, what is the fault of the children and all the civilians who will be injured in the war and one of their members will be injured and lose them then nothing will help, what Russia should not do after that is to think before entering any war! What will you gain from the war other than the massive destruction, so that many Russians may emigrate to other countries, the war that will happen will not be an ordinary war, two days of which will destroy an entire country, and if other countries intervene in this fight, it will become a third world war and at that time, Russia and Ukraine will not only be destroyed, and we will not be able to stop this War in words, so I think that leaders in other countries should talk to Russia to withdraw its soldiers, not incitement to start a war

  • British Council.jpg energetic_studio | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria
    18 Feb 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is Back down after reading more about the situation at hand I believe Russia should back down.
    This is because With the numerous threats Russia is getting from multiple powerful countries Russia will not be able to win the war as there are multiple countries against the absurd idea. I believe Russia wants to invade Ukraine because when Russia did take a part of Ukraine in 2014 nothing was done so Russia wanted to repeat the same action and become the Soviet Union and become powerful again
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is Russia should not start war with Ukraine!!!
    This is because Because Russia is the one that will suffer the most consequences

  • British Council.jpg articulate_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    You must cancel the idea of ​​the invasion, and the reason: because everyone will be affected economically, this will lead to the loss of wheat, and will make other countries threaten the price of bread, yes!! Everything has consequences that we cannot predict, but this is a result that is starting to appear, and it is now before our eyes

  • British Council.jpg creative_chicken | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    What should Russia do next??
    I say that it is a wrong step for them to enter the war among themselves, because it causes many material and economic losses to both parties, and neighboring countries may be harmed, and also that on both sides there are visitors and tourists, this will cause losses to them if they have business, education or visits. Wrong, this is a step that both sides should pay attention to, as it will cause them a lot of losses, as I think it is a big wrong step that can solve all problems without wars.

  • British Council.jpg believable_chocolate | Start-Rite Schools | Nigeria
    18 Feb 2022

    1a. One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is negotiate peace with Ukraine.
    b. This is because they do not want to deal with war and its drastic effects on humanity.

    2a. One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is show defeat or fear to its citizens because that will make its citizens question its government.

    2b. This is because if the citizenry have no faith in their government what do they have?

  • British Council.jpg versatile_satsuma | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    I sent a comment here but it was not answered, is there a problem with it please?

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      versatile_satsuma's comment 18 Feb 2022

      If your comment is rejected for any reason you will find out why. Otherwise be patient while you wait for it to be approved.

  • British Council.jpg supportive_literature | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Well, after all this the next step must be well thought out, now this period should be a period of calm before the storm, that thay plan well and think from all angles, thay can make campaigns to know what people think of what happened, to collect them and Take it into account in decision making.
    thsy should not be hasty in making a decision, even if thay makes it, they must review it and make sure of it, because this decision will affect the future of the people, the leaders, and the entire state.

  • British Council.jpg healthy_antelope | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    Actions that the state should take if it falls into such a situation
    _ Keep its war forces on the borders to be prepared for any war attack by the allied countries
    Starting an alliance with the largest countries in terms of economy, so that it can cooperate in the event of a war against allied countries
    _ Carrying out a peaceful dialogue between the two countries and setting conditions in a charter so that the two countries guarantee the peace of their borders
    _ In the absence of the consent of the other country, maintaining the military forces and strengthening the war fleet, not publishing any decision to the public or to other countries, and starting political and economic meetings and analyzes,And bring experts to solve the problems that may occur, and when the state finishes its equipment in all respects, let the war begin
    Acceptance of any diplomatic interventions from other countries if the other country wants to calm the situation, and thus the country can guarantee the fear of the enemy, and The other country should not attempt to take any military step over a long range
    (Making diplomatic dialogue the first solution, because when there is an alliance between major countries, it means that these allied countries will begin to tighten political and economic measures on the country that wants war,Which causes the state to collapse one thing after another, so the state must keep its influence strong, and this will be by maintaining peace, but if diplomatic efforts fail and states begin to restrict the state, Either it collapses with a tragic war, or an economic collapse makes it vulnerable to occupation)

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is Taking decisions slowly and taking enough time to take them, and establishing cordial relations with other countries. The state must fortify itself, protect itself, and prepare for the risks it may face.
    1- Do not rush to make decisions and do not take them in a time of anger so that you do not regret it
    2- To have primitive plans to face the upcoming danger, and prepare for it
    3- Preparing all the materials needed to fortify and protect the country
    4- Spreading peace in the neighboring countries in order to gain their trust and to help them during the war
    5- Getting to know the people’s point of view before making any decision, and then Parliament
    This is because So that it can face the danger it faces in the future and get closer and use justice with the citizens.
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is _ Not to pay attention to the words of the enemies because they rejoice in their defeat Not to make decisions in which oppressed people are killed
    _ That war is not the only option to end problems
    _ Not to think of herself as selfishly, because this will affect her and the outside world
    This is because This will affect the country itself in terms of material, human and moral losses, and there will also be developments and increases in global warming, and this will also prevent aid from reaching poor countries that do not find the funds to employ people.

  • British Council.jpg sympathetic_starfruit | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    I think what should do next is: 1- To train his youth well to defend her country from any danger. This is the duty of anyone who wants his country 2- You should seek the help of a smart, strong, wise, fearless person who is able to protect the country, such as Belinsky, who bravely protected his country. 3- I think should spread hope and reassure its people that everything will be fine

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      sympathetic_starfruit's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Is Russia the country that is currently under threat, sympathetic_starfruit?

  • British Council.jpg amazing_skill | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    The first thing it should do is review its decisions in which it has always opposed the move of the confrontational country towards European institutions, specifically NATO and the European Union. Its main demand now is for the West to ensure that the frontline country will not join NATO, a defense alliance of 30 nations. Russia must set up meetings immediately to discuss the decisions that must be implemented. It must also include many countries on its side to ensure even a little external support that can change the results by 180 degrees. Also, Russia must strengthen its military capabilities to be able to confront the confrontational state, and it must prepare something. Before the start of the war or confrontation, it must evacuate its citizens and the citizens of friendly countries from the confrontation country so as not to suffer heavy losses

  • British Council.jpg alert_ostrich | Asmaa Prep School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    From what I understand, NATO helps Ukraine if something happens to it, and several countries will defend it. You might think that Russia should retreat at once to protect its citizens, but you are wrong.
    Russia has very dangerous nuclear weapons, it is also joined to the union and its countries are also dangerous, the question now is if one of the two countries takes the first step, the scene will become bloody and the two countries will lose a lot of innocent people or two soldiers, we will find bad consequences not only for the two countries, there are many Of the countries affected by this (neighboring countries/countries participating in unions...), and this problem has no victory or loss, only destruction, and there is no retreat to protect care and prestige among countries, the situation has become as an inevitable and endless cycle.
    But if countries try to know the damage, I don't think they will continue to do this for the benefit of the world without exception. Peace is the way out of the circle from my point of view.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      alert_ostrich's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Ukraine is not a member of the NATO alliance but Russia is worried that it might join. Why might Russia be concerned about Ukraine forming an alliance with other countries?

  • British Council.jpg warm_pear | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    18 Feb 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is The President of Russia should meet with the President of Ukraine so that they can solve the problem without war
    This is because War will bring destruction to both countries and will cause the death of many innocent people
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is An attempt to restore friendship between the two countries
    This is because The two countries have been allies for a long time, so they should not become enemies

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      warm_pear's comment 21 Feb 2022

      You say they shouldn't restore (fix) their friendship but that they should not become enemies. Can you explain what you mean?

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_flight | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    Waht should Russia do ?
    1- Preserve humanity inside Ukraine
    2- Respect for international humanitarian laws
    3- Not violating the rules of war
    4- You try to stay away from solving problems
    5- To take its decisions seriously and not as a public good
    Speed ​​is required, but accuracy is the most important thing. Any wrong behavior may lead to a third world war, so he likes to be careful in making decisions.
    What should Russia not do ?
    1- Going to war because this will lead to very big losses
    2- To think only of herself and not think of others and what will happen in the world
    3- The psychological recovery of children who do not know sleep from fear
    4- To take decisions quickly and quickly, so rushing is blind “Do not rush to do anything, but look carefully at every step and think from the beginning what the end might be.”

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      wondrous_flight's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Thank you for this very clear list, wondrous_flight! Can you please explain what you mean by "you try to stay away from solving problems"? Why should they do this?

  • British Council.jpg reliable_construction | Beit Hanoun Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    The evil that must do There is a famous saying that says ((((In the last time is safety, and in the haste is regret)). All I have to say and what is on my mind now is not to rush to the two sides, to slow down, and not to listen to the dialogues of instigators and intruders who want war. War is harmful to everyone in all its forms. Something in my opinion is the psychological state that we will all reach after this third world war. If it happens, what will be our condition and the condition of the children, how will they be able to go out of their homes to play, to schools, or even to buy their simplest things. What should not do is comply with any decision that threatens its future its security and its land, and to maintain its hegemony, increase its equipment and promise, and crush all those who stand in its way, and to respond with diplomacy and democracy to every infiltrator, extremist and separatist, I mean that it is in control of matters with regard to its country and its citizens

  • British Council.jpg noble_world | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    Russia should take it slow and stop its threatening ,they should withdraw their army as astep of good intentions to start political negotiations to solve the issues with Ukraine ,because the war's damage is much worse than they think on both sides

  • British Council.jpg kind_cymbals | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

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    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is Russia must take strict judgments and decisions against those who stand in its way
    This is because Because the agreements established between two countries regarding borders and the models of the laws that have passed in respect of the other party have been violated.
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is Issuing orders for a cyber attack on the Ukrainian Defense Ministry.
    This is because Because of not obeying orders regarding limits

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    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      kind_cymbals's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Can you explain which countries are "standing in Russia's way"? And how?

      1. British Council.jpg kind_cymbals | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 22 Feb 2022

        Ukraine is one of the countries that stands in the way of Russia, and evidence of this is the war between them on the borders of Belarus.

  • British Council.jpg amiable_imagination | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    Russia and Ukraine We do not stop hearing the news about these two sisters. It made me curious to know what was happening. I searched for the causes of the uproar about differences between the two countries, and I concluded that the Russian forces worry the Ukrainians with their military presence on the border between the two countries, even though the Russians denied their intention to attack their sister. What really shocked me is that the situation Between the two countries was 8 years ago. I do not understand much about politics, but it is an important question. It is strange that the fire suddenly erupted during this period. Is there a wind that blew from somewhere that ignited these fires?? The whole world is waiting for a fate in cold blood, as I feel that it is a war of nerves, the whole world is seeking peace and no The two countries and the whole world do not want war. The efforts of the organizations are wonderful and they can reconcile the two sisters. I have always quarrelled with my little sister, but our instinct in being human beings, our father Adam and our mother Eve, makes us return to the ideal solution, which is peace. O great world, the family should not be separated. We are a world, a homeland and one planet. We must take care of what is greater than a small dispute over an inch or two. Thank you.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      amiable_imagination's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Well done for researching more about a news story that you did not know about - that's great! I have awarded you with a star for how you learnt enough to be able to begin to ask more questions. This is exactly how journalists learn about topics too!

  • British Council.jpg great_concept | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    I think that people must be helped to regain their vitality and life so that they can achieve their achievements or return to their normal lives as a maximum. Also, psychological support for children and the elderly

  • British Council.jpg inventive_significance | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    19 Feb 2022

    I am thinking about what made two friendly countries turn into enemies, occupying news everywhere. Of course, Russia should look with another eye to the conflict so that it can solve it somewhat, and it must stop the attack so as not to make the issue worse. I am also thinking that it must provide security and comfort to its citizens, especially children, when there is a disturbance for them. I am the one who happened in their beloved country

  • British Council.jpg imaginative_world | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Feb 2022

    The only thing that Russia should do is to withdraw its soldiers from the border so that the two towns may have security and peace, because the war is difficult and has many negatives, so let peace and safety prevail. Also, Russia should not take decisions quickly and should think and consult between the heads of the town and take decisions wisely and carefully, but if it does not withdraw Russia is its soldiers, it is possible to start a war between Russia and Ukraine. The only thing that Russia should not do is invade Ukraine. It should not invade Ukraine. This thing may lead to a lot of negatives. People are destroyed, areas and buildings are destroyed, and the economy of the two countries is destroyed

  • Graveney-logo-250x250.jpg encouraging_elderberry | Graveney School | United Kingdom
    20 Feb 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is:
    Decide whether they want to launch a small attack on Ukraine and if so, if they want to display it so that people are frightened or whether they are making a surprise move.
    This is because:
    Attacking Ukraine could produce an uproar in the NATO organization which Ukraine belongs to and which is powerful enough to take on Russia if it stages an attack. However, if the invasion was disguised then NATO would not have the chance to gather forces to prevent the Russian forces from attacking Ukraine and it would be a success until NATO finds a way to stop them.
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is:
    Take over a part of Ukraine.
    This is because:
    If Ukraine is attacked then the whole world, including the extremely powerful European Union, would attack and create ways to prevent Russia surviving this makeshift war. If a country like Russia was to attack its neighbour Ukraine, gas and possibly other essential commodities would be stopped from entering that very large country. The united face of this political warfare, Europe, would be extremely difficult for Russia to manage and would mean that many sanctions could be imposed on their country.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      encouraging_elderberry's comment 21 Feb 2022

      This shows some great problem-solving! One thing - Ukraine is not a member of NATO. In fact, part of Russia's concerns is that Ukraine will join. Does this change your thinking at all?

  • British Council.jpg grateful_map | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Feb 2022

    I think the thing Russia should do now is :

    1 Withdrawing from the Ukrainian border and thinking well and tightly for the war and knowing what it would entail in terms of devastation, casualties, damage and fear about .

    2 That Russia send Russian missions to discussion with the other side (the Ukrainians) to agree on a resolution that satisfies all parties for the sake of Crimea and their other political problems .

    3 and then try to consolidate relations
    Between the Russian people and the Ukrainian people by opening the borders, airports and crossings between Russia and Ukraine for the arrival of tourists and the exchange of economic interests and the increase of love and interdependence and the return of normal life .

    4 It is also possible to raise awareness for students in schools about the common history of Russia and Ukraine, their culture, and how they were once inseparable .


    What Russia should not do is launch a war that could turn into a third world war and end the lives of many
    Victims, children, women and creatures that live in the wild.

  • British Council.jpg honest_fruit | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Feb 2022

    The news has been talking about Russia and Ukraine the last days , Well it's sad to hear how a very too close countries become enemies , And also seeing a lot of people support this war between them which will affect the world very badly!
    If the war start a lot of humans , animals and plants will die as well as the air will be polluted with dangerous gases.

  • British Council.jpg creative_road | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Feb 2022

    Russia has long opposed Ukraine's move towards European institutions, and its main demand is that the West guarantee that Ukraine will not join NATO, a defense alliance of thirty countries, that Ukraine shares borders with countries in the European Union in addition to Russia, knowing that Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union, which collapsed in December 1991, in fact Russia seized Crimea under the pretext that it had historical claims to it On the borders of Ukraine there is a huge deployment of Russian forces and it is now raising tension all over the world, and we are at a stage where Russia could launch an attack on Ukraine at any moment. Fighting spread in Ukraine between government forces and separatists backed by Russia, and this claimed 14,000 lives and caused the displacement of nearly a million people! What hostility could this be

    In 2014, Russia forcibly annexed the Gru, a peninsula in the Black Sea in southern Ukraine. A month later, pro-Russian separatists seized parts of the Donbass region. They say the separatists have received military support from Russia, but Moscow denied this. Then the Ukrainian governments responded to the separatist attacks, and many casualties This is really unfortunate. The matter is not only related to Russia and Ukraine. The future of Ukraine as an independent state is at stake. Therefore, from my point of view, as a young political science student, I say: That they conclude a peace agreement for the sake of their country, so that there are no innocents and victims. I also think that the Russian forces should withdraw their forces from On the borders of Ukraine Understanding by each other for their development, not to overthrow each other, and not to fragment their peoples

  • British Council.jpg determined_brain | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    20 Feb 2022

    The story begins with the collapse of the Soviet Union after Ukraine separated from the Union and became independent in its own right and was loyal to Russia and an important part of it. But a year came when the scales were turned and Ukraine became loyal to the United States of America. After a while, Ukraine decided to become independent in its gas production through the invasion of Crimea, but Russia did not allow Thus, it sent the Tsar and they occupied it because Ukraine became part of the NATO Union and thus posed a threat to Russia’s national security. My opinion now was that the Crimea should become under the hands of Ukraine and Russia with each other without a fight, and this avoids the occurrence of a third world war that threatens the security and safety of the world as they did previously In this way, it will be safe and peaceful for the whole world....

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      determined_brain's comment 21 Feb 2022

      Ukraine is not a member of NATO - does this change your thinking about anything?

  • British Council.jpg creative_seahorse | Beit Lahya Prep Girls | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    What Russia shouldn't do is:
    Penetration of the Ukrainian border because if it did USA and NATO would prevent it and third world war might arise and many people would be killed , in addition to the occurrence of famines because Russia and Ukraine are responsible for a one third of world's wheat stock, perhaps if Russia retreats from the Ukrainian borders, this will damage its image as a strong country, but it's better than a violent war

  • British Council.jpg capable_seal | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    News spreads quickly with the advancement of technology, and we may have heard of the possibility of a third world war!

    So what are the obligations that Russia should do first of all?

    1) The presidents of Russia should meet to decide some decisions regarding the disputes that are likely to occur

    2) Reserve forces should be placed on the border for safety

    3) The expulsion of some residents to the interior and the presence of only forces on the borders of Russia

    4) Make sure that there are spare supplies that civilians need at any time

    5) Ensure that no security information reaches outside the scope and does not spread among people .. so that it is not used and the plan is sabotaged by
    other parties

    Things that Russia should not do:

    1) Russia should not rush to make any decisions or any news.
    Russia should be careful for the following reasons:
    First, The sanctions against Russia and Russia’s threatened response to those sanctions, could result in massive economic upheaval – with impacts on energy, banking, food and the day-to-day needs of ordinary people throughout the entire world.
    It is likely that Russians will not be the only people suffering from sanctions.
    And, by the way, any hope of international cooperation to address the existential threat of global climate crisis and future pandemics would suffer a major setback.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    21 Feb 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is In a situation like this, Russia should: 1. Be calm. A hasty decision taken in a moment of anger can be disastrous. 2. Many countries might be looking for ways to cause confusion and destruction. Hence advice should not be taken from those that incite a fight between the two countries. 3. Try to win the love and support of the people of the country and even the international community. As many countries will see Russia as a bad country and the villain country. It is necessary for Russia to gain their trust back by doing the following: a. Spreading reassurance among the people. There would be fear and tension among the people that will bring about rumours and assumptions so the people should be reassured. b. Withdrawing the soldiers from the Ukrainian border. In order to win love and support from the people,the soldiers should be withdrawn for peace to reign. c.Engage in peace talks so as to avid wars. Russia should be diplomatic in its dealings. 4. Russia should strategically plan for the future. They should plan against any future occurrence.
    This is because making the wrong decision can affect a lot of people and cause harm. So everything possible must be done to avoid such occurrence.
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is What Russia shouldn't do includes: 1. Making hasty decisions to affect the people in the country. 2. Engaging in a war. It would be disastrous to the country and everyone around it. 3.Acting out of emotion. Russia should not in a fit of anger make decisions that will mar the country. 4. Not show hostility toward the other country to avoid fights.
    This is because By doing so Russia will effectively handle the situation in a way that both parties will benefit.

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg storytelling_king | Boutcher C of E Primary School A | United Kingdom
    21 Feb 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is Russia could ask for the Ukraine people to vote again to see if they still want to be a different country so they know if the majority want to be part of them. This is because they do not want to rush into a time where the majority of Ukraine want to be separate and they are trying to force their way into taking control of them.


    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is try to invade the country or try to control the situation on what is going on within the country since the matter is simply between the Ukraine people of what will happen to them. This is because it is not fair that Russia want to seize control of a country if most of Ukraine want to be free from them and so they should be able to do the thing they want to do without pressure of Russia.


    It is important that one another respect each others decisions because if the Ukraine majority want to combine with Russia again, the minority must allow it and if the majority want to stay being their own free country, Russia must accept that. They have been allies for many years when part of the Soviet Union and for Russia this is no way of thanking their service for so long. All things come to an end once and you simply have to acknowledge the decision and carry on. That would be a morally right and responsible thing to do.

  • British Council.jpg constructive_moth | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    21 Feb 2022

    It is typical that in this kind of situation there is a lot of tension between both sides, so what Russia should to handle the situation amicably include:
    1. Take things slow: Russia should not rush to make decision.
    2. Take emotion out of the way: Russia should put all the anger away and remember that"anger does not solve anything it builds nothing, but it can take away everything".
    3. Communicate: Communicating openly is key in resolving a conflict. Russia should speak and let in grievances known while sticking to facts but not in a rude manner.
    4. Listen: Russia should actively listen to what the other party has to say without interrupting, while asking questions to make sure each party understands how each of them feels.
    5. Evaluate options: Options should be evaluated thoroughly to come up with solution that both parties will benefit from. In such a case, the most peaceful options will include; Negotiations, Conciliation, Mediation, Arbitration, Adjudication and so on.
    6. Take a decision: A well thought out and peaceful decision should be taken to benefit both parties.
    But what should not be done includes:
    1. Allowing emotion to cloud one judgement. I say this because "Patience in one moment of anger can help one to escape a hundred days of sorrow".
    2. Being hostile to the other party. This will only bring up more problems for Russia.
    3. Deciding to engage in a war. If there is a war the implications will be adverse. It will cause; Loss of lives and property, loss of years of technological development, elongation of the feud between Russia and Ukraine.
    I am saying all of this out of experience. I have been in such a situation before and using some of these steps my feud was amicably resolved.

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      constructive_moth's comment 22 Feb 2022

      These are great recommendations, well done. Can you explain: what Negotiations, Conciliation, Mediation, Arbitration and Adjudication mean?

  • British Council.jpg centered_lion | Jabalia Prep Boys B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    According to United Nations estimates, about 13,000 people died during the eight-year conflict, and although a peace plan was reached, it has not yet been implemented. Since Russia imposed its control over Crimea in 2014, Kiev considers itself at war with Moscow, and for this reason, Ukraine has made NATO accession a goal stipulated by the constitution since 2019. However, the constitution itself prohibits foreign armies from establishing bases on the territory Ukrainian. NATO sources indicate that Russia has amassed between 75,000 and 100,000 troops near the Ukrainian border in recent weeks. In this regard, the website of the popular German newspaper, "Bild", wrote on 14 December, "You have to imagine (the Russian threat) in practice: more than one hundred thousand Russian soldiers are ready on the border to attack Ukraine. President Vladimir Putin lies, criticizes and threatens his nuclear weapons. The truth is that Russia should give more time for peace making as soon as possible.

  • British Council.jpg powerful_fig | Jabalia Prep Boys B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    I believe that the scenario of war between Russia and Ukraine is still theoretical, at least for now. If achieved, it would constitute one of the biggest setbacks to peace in post-World War II Europe. The next step can be only one that they give a real and true chance to a diplomatic solution, otherwise, all will suffer dearly.

  • British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    21 Feb 2022

    A quick conversation between a journalist and the President of Russia written by me!!:

    Journalist: From my point of view as a journalist, I have studied many wars. I think I have some experiences about the deliberate steps that you should take, Mr. President!
    The President: Of course you do
    Journalist: First and foremost, Mr. President, do not take quick and rash decisions!
    If you make a quick decision, it will cause you disasters and you will regret it!
    The President: Well, in this case, what should I do to make my decision correct and thoughtful??!
    Journalist: Do a study on it and say if you do this thing, it will happen like this and so, and you will see what the positives that you will do and what the disadvantages are, and of course you should share your plans with someone you trust!
    And to have all kinds of plans for any emergency that will happen!!
    And remember, Mr. President, that whatever decision you take, make it in the interest of your people!
    The President: Should I follow my steps by using democracy, Mr. Journalist??!
    Journalist: Of course, there will be a lot of things to avoid because this is a very delicate and simple mistake that could lead to a third world war!
    This will make your people love you more! And the love of other countries for your country!!
    The President: Well, what do you think of taking the opinion of the heads of other nations, Mr. journalist??
    Journalist: You know, Mr. President, that this step is the most dangerous of them all!
    You should never trust the opinion of people from other countries!
    The ones whose opinions you should take are your people and the state councils!!
    Because they know their best interest!
    The President: But the most important question, Mr. journalist, is (Should I take the war a first step?!)
    Reporter: Well very important point!
    In my opinion, the best thing to do is (invite the President of Ukraine and talk to him in a deep and detailed discussion! And calmly get rid of the war problem with other solutions! You can mention what is the basis of the problem and go deeper into it to find the solution!)
    As you know, Mr. President, the best thing you can offer your people is (get rid of the idea of ​​war!)
    The President: Thank you, Mr. journalist, for this interesting and important interview!!

    1. Olivia-Avatar.jpg Olivia @ Topical Talk
      independent_technology's comment 22 Feb 2022

      Well done for using your imagination here and thinking creatively. Do you think it's always best to ignore advice and opinions from other countries?

      1. British Council.jpg independent_technology | Jabalia Prep Girls A School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        Olivia @ Topical Talk's comment 23 Feb 2022

        Well your question has an answer in two ways!
        So, in my view, I will say that the advice of other countries should be taken if it is a simple matter, for example, if it is a deal between two countries in economic matters, for example (a country made a trade deal with another country in order to give it electricity!
        But another country came to tell the country that wants electricity to cancel the deal with that country because it might be difficult for it or it would take a lot of time to give it electricity or or etc..!)
        In other words, the state can listen to the opinion of another country in simple matters such as economy, trade, import and export..!


        But the state should ignore what other countries say in political matters!!
        Exactly like Russia, if a country came and gave it advice, especially at this difficult time, Russia might get into a big predicament!!
        Or maybe the thing will not be in its interest, but in the interest of the state that gave Russia advice!!
        Therefore, countries’ opinions regarding political or democratic matters should be avoided with great caution!!

  • British Council.jpg caring_personality | Shouka Prep Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    The first thing Russian should do is to strengthen the country from within so that it does not frighten the people if it is bent on war, but if it is not on its way to war, the best thing is to withdraw its forces from Ukraine and not start a war because the people are tense and you should not exaggerate thing, Because if war starts, if will be world war III

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg dedicated_starfruit | Boutcher C of E Primary School A | United Kingdom
    22 Feb 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is negotiate peace terms with Ukraine
    This is because If Russia invades Ukraine, Other countries will react and it can cause another world war.
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is invade Ukraine
    This is because other countries will aid Ukraine and they will all attack Russia

  • British Council.jpg frank_salak | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    I think Russia should surrender, because this war will not be in their lot, and the situation will not allow them to win and their relationship to return as strong with Ukraine as before. Now most countries are supporting Ukraine and want to help them with war preparations like France, for example.

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      frank_salak's comment 23 Feb 2022

      If Russia surrendered, how do you think Russia's public would think of it's leaders? Surrendering would mean that they have lost the war before it has started, against a country like the Ukraine which has fewer weapons.

      1. British Council.jpg frank_salak | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        James @ KPMG's comment 23 Feb 2022

        I am not skilled in politics and really I do not know what to answer your question, but I think that the problem can be solved by consensus between the two parties without the withdrawal of Russia so that its people do not think that it is a loser and cannot win, even though it is stronger than Ukraine, and since Russia and Ukraine were countries A friend, I think that this might work if the rest encouraged them, and thus the disputes would end / or they might reach peace agreements or return the occupied part of Ukraine.
        Again, I don't know politics and I don't know if what I said is true or not.

        1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
          frank_salak's comment 25 Feb 2022

          I am not skilled in politics and really I do not know what to answer your question, but I think that the problem I think you are right that it is difficult for Russia's leaders to back down. Do you think that Russia and the Ukraine were ever really friends? What should Russia do if some parts of the Ukraine are more friendly with Russia than others?

  • Boutcher-logo-250x250.jpg brilliant_lobster | Boutcher C of E Primary School A | United Kingdom
    22 Feb 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is One thing Russia should do next is to be careful and make sure that that they will not get over dramatic and release nucellar bombs
    This is because it will get dangerous and maybe create a world war three and lots of people will die
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is not to get mad and get the rest of the world involved
    This is because it is their problem not ours

  • British Council.jpg enchanted_cookie | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    In my opinion, Russia must withdraw and surrender, because this war will not be in their share and they will not win it, and the situation will not allow them to win basically, and their relationship with Ukraine will return to the strength as it was before the beginning of the war. Now most countries support Ukraine and want to help it with preparations for war like France, for example.

  • British Council.jpg flowing_speech | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    Between military, economic and political options, it seems that Ukraine will be in the news if Russia used its deadly weapons. If Russia decides to use air weapons, it may cause severe damage to the Ukrainian lands, so I think that Ukraine should surrender because it has a large number of Muslims, children and the elderly, and their war will lead to depreciation

    1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
      flowing_speech's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Are you sure that Ukraine has a large number of muslims? Perhaps you should research that. What do you mean by 'depreciation'?

      1. British Council.jpg flowing_speech | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
        James @ KPMG's comment 02 Mar 2022

        I am sure And I mean that because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, it will consume all its energy by the costly invasion

        1. avatar.jpg James @ KPMG
          flowing_speech's comment 02 Mar 2022

          According to Wikipedia, less than 1% of the population of Ukraine is Muslim.
          https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Ukraine

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_lute | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    If there is war it will almost certainly be because the Russian President ...heavy human price from Russia forces for an invasion .... that an invasion would be costly...

  • British Council.jpg wondrous_lute | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    If there is war it will almost certainly be because the Russian President ...heavy human price from Russia forces for an invasion .... that an invasion would be costly...

  • British Council.jpg adventurous_trumpet | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    All countries seek to protect their state and remove danger from their population

    Russia seeks to protect its state, so it must be:

    1- Be careful in taking decisions and not in haste.

    2- She should have all the needs for treatment.

    3- To win the love and affection of neighboring countries.

    4- That fighting should not be the first option for Russia so as not to cause destruction and death

  • British Council.jpg observant_frog | Beit Ula Basic Girls School No.1 B | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    22 Feb 2022

    In my opinion, good communication with others: the leader must have the ability to communicate with others and explain what he wants to implement well for his team because if the team does not understand what the leader wants, they will not be able to succeed in what they want

  • Cheam Fields logo excellent_solution | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    23 Feb 2022

    One thing i think Russia should do next is to have a think about what are the possibilities of the things that go wrong instead of just invading Ukraine straight away as that might even shock the people of Russia and Ukraine may start bombing them before they are even ready and if they don't think about possible problems then Ukraine could shock them and then they won't know have to even protect their own country.One thing Russia shouldn't do is try and tempt more countries in to what they think is right invading Ukraine but then some countries might still try and support Ukraine and then it would make more and more countries try and fight each other which minght break out as like a WW3 instead of just a war between Russia and Ukraine.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      excellent_solution's comment 23 Feb 2022

      Thinking about the consequences of actions is an important critical thinking skill. Can you give examples of where you use this skill?

  • British Council.jpg sincere_spring | Rhemaville Christian Academy | Nigeria
    26 Feb 2022

    I think Russia should sit down and think again. They should ask themselves questions such as these:
    1. What would Russia be known for in future?
    2. When the upcoming generation study's the history of Russia, will they be known for killing innocent lives and destroying cities or will they be known for helping and contributing to the development of Ukraine?
    3. What will Mr president be known for?, Will he be compared to the Hitler or would he be known as an astonishing and prestigious leader who doesn't put himself first?.
    We all are currently writing history. We determine what the future generation will know about us. Russia should really think about these questions.

  • British Council.jpg strong_engine | Sanour Basic Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Feb 2022

    In my opinion Russia must stop and end this conflict. Most people don't know why this war start,but all of them asks:"When and How will this war ends?".People are scared at a war because it means the damag for every sign of life ; As amassege from the land of peaccee "place Russia stop the war"

    1. HUB LOGO TEMPLATE (7).jpg unconventional_dragonfruit | The International Community School | United Kingdom
      strong_engine's comment 03 Mar 2022

      Well, Ukraine was poking at Russia politicly and flaunting joining NATO but from Russia's side it was completely not needed. NATO should intervene because it is partly their fault, yes it might start WW3 but they at least have to give aid.

  • British Council.jpg victorious_song | Sanour Basic Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Feb 2022

    When Russia seized Crimea, NATO countreis didn't like it, but they did nothing, and Crimea is still occupied by Russia, so I think that the most approprieta solution is for bouth Russia and NATO countries to leave Ukraine to take care of its own affairs and make decisions with whomever it wamts Alliance or federation, respecting that decision and not interfering with it.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      victorious_song's comment 01 Mar 2022

      Why is NATO reluctant to get involved?

  • British Council.jpg optimistic_speech | Sanour Basic Girls School | Occupied Palestinian Territory
    28 Feb 2022

    What is happening now is a military operation, not an all-out war to achieve gains. In the case of war, war is not a good move. War is devastating in every sense of the word. It is destructive to humans, the environment and life in general, so fighting should not be the best option.
    Russia should withdraw its military forces and withdraw its soldiers from the borders and from Ukraine, as we mentioned earlier that fighting is not the right way, and when we assume the occurrence of war, the damage will not only be on Russia and Ukraine, but on the whole world, a third world war will break out and with the development of weapons and ammunition equipment, it will be lost Life on Earth causes mass destruction all over the world, and thus the Earth and life on this planet return to life for a primitive man because it was completely destroyed, so the earth returns to the life of the ancient man without the developments of technology and a life of easy luxury.
    When any country is exposed to this crisis, it should think of a strategy and not of the military aspect and wars. Fighting will only lead to destruction.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      optimistic_speech's comment 01 Mar 2022

      It's interesting that you say what is happening now isn't a war. Russia are very keen for it not to be called a war, but many other countries are calling it a war. Why might this be?

      If war is a "state of armed conflict between different countries", does this fit with what is happening?

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg openminded_history | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    02 Mar 2022

    .One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is step down and stop attacking.This is because this small scale war could get big and hurt even more people than it already as.
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is start using nuclear weaponary
    This is because this could end lots of death and the end of the world

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      openminded_history's comment 02 Mar 2022

      I think a lot of people around the world agree with you!

  • Bruntcliffe-logo-250x250.jpg imaginative_panther | Bruntcliffe Academy | United Kingdom
    02 Mar 2022

    I think that Russia should retract their forces and leave UKraine, this probably will not happen for a bit of time. With the fighting it effects the civilians of Ukraine rather than the government like Russia is trying to p[ush forward. It is quite doubtful that Russia will stop what they're doing since Putin is very adamant that he's going to do it and he has the support of the Russian people. This is false for the most part as many Russians have been arrested for protesting in very large numbers. Something the Russian people must definitely not do is join the army and contribute to invasion of Ukraine. If a large amount of the population refuse to fight then in reason Putin will not have enough of an army to carry on with the invasion. With many countries withdrawing money from Russian banks and no longer contributing to Russian companies it will affect the people. With Russia's economy going down drastically this way it will lead to hyperinflation and Russia becoming very poor. This will mean the people will start to blame Putin and rebel against him. And Putin can't fight a war while fighting with his people so he'd be forced to withdraw.

    1. Tiff-Avatar.jpg Tiff @ Topical Talk
      imaginative_panther's comment 02 Mar 2022

      You've given a lot of context to the war here which is helpful for our understanding.

  • HUB LOGO TEMPLATE (7).jpg splendid_tornado | The International Community School | United Kingdom
    03 Mar 2022

    Politically Russia is doing the right thing, if Ukraine joins the west then they would brain wash Ukraine. Plus Ukraine would be very powerful, and so would NATO. Which Russia doesn’t want, since Russia left the geneva convention in 2016 they didn’t commit war crimes. Well yes, you may make the argument that Russia is killing soldiers, well yeah that’s how war works. Civilians also get caught in the cross fire which isn’t fair. I agree with that. But overall Russia politically is doing the right thing for their country.

    1. katie.jpg Katie @ Topical Talk
      splendid_tornado's comment 03 Mar 2022

      Can you explain what you mean by "brain wash"?

      1. HUB LOGO TEMPLATE (7).jpg splendid_tornado | The International Community School | United Kingdom
        Katie @ Topical Talk's comment 06 Mar 2022

        It would brainwash Ukraine, into thinking everything the west is doing is correct. This could possibly trigger a surprise imvasion on russia, Ukraine and the USA/UK would attack most likley.

  • HUB LOGO TEMPLATE (7).jpg splendid_tornado | The International Community School | United Kingdom
    03 Mar 2022

    To correct myself, Russia didn’t leave the Geneva convention. They left the ICC. (International Criminal Court)

  • Cheam Fields logo polite_poem | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    15 Mar 2022

    I think the things that Russia should do next is,
    1.Do not rush through the war because if they go quick like they are doing right now they wouldn't even have an idea on what they are doing and they need to have to take stuff slow as they need to discuss and talk.
    2.They should also communicate as that is almost the key thing because without communicating they won't know what to do.
    3.This might be most biggest thing that is bad for Russia is emotions and the emotion i can see on them right now is anger because anger doesn't do anything it just creates bigger and bigger problems which won't be helpful for Russia.
    4.Russia should listen to their people of the parties because that is the only way on informing how Russia feel about this and might need some support.
    5.They should sometimes listen to their people because they want to help to and if they have some important information and they don't listen to it they might be in trouble.
    6.I don't know if Russia is doing this but it is trust their people because Russian people are helping Russia in the war and they should trust their people,respect their ideas and last of all help them and be kind to them.

    1. tom Tom @ Topical Talk
      polite_poem's comment 16 Mar 2022

      Do you also think the main thing Russia should do is stop the war?

      1. Cheam Fields logo polite_poem | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
        Tom @ Topical Talk's comment 16 Mar 2022

        Yes,because Russia is the one who is causing more and more problems as Ukraine is just staying there not attacking they just want peace and they just want to protect their country and they want their country to be safe.

  • British Council.jpg digital_parrot | Pentecost School Madina | Ghana
    23 Mar 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is to stop the war and maintain peace
    This is because people are losing their lives due to the war which was started by the Russians
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is to stop the war
    This is because the war is misleading people to their death.

  • Cheam Fields logo content_badger | Cheam Fields Primary Academy A | United Kingdom
    31 Mar 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is leave Ukraine and promise that they will never attack them again. As you can probably guess, Putin will not do that so we have to take a different action. With all the people of Russia supporting Putin, he will get all of the support and help from his people. I also think that he should surrender so that everybody else around him will be very safe.
    This is because if they attack even more, the Ukrainian people will be very unsafe and might die.
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is continue to attack Ukraine and all of its citizens just to get back at President Zelenksy. It is not fair for anyone there. Also, if somebody in another country says that Putin should stop, then after that, he should not attack that country and ruin it.
    This is because it will ruin all the lives of the people that live there. Some people might have a very good education there that they want to continue to live and prosper. If Putin invades, all the education of those will be lost and they will never get to live their dream.

  • British Council.jpg resourceful_strategy | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    13 Apr 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is is to stop spreading propaganda that is not true.
    This is because if they keep spreading false information the cycle of listening and finding out that it’s not true and putting more blame on Putin will just continue and eventually, no one will believe Putin even if he is telling the truth.
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is lie to their people.
    This is because if they continue spreading lies, it will have a bad effect which is loss of support for the Russian government and this may have a negative effect on its citizen especially when they travel to different countries.

  • British Council.jpg frank_conclusion | Bomas Academy | Nigeria
    13 Apr 2022

    One thing that Russia SHOULD do next is to stop all forms of violence against Ukraine.
    This is because there have been an increase in the lose of life, homes and properties in Ukraine due to the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
    One thing that Russia SHOULDN'T do next is reject refugees from Ukraine.
    This is because most Ukrainians have lost their homes and are vulnerable in this situation.

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