Davis students give opinions on Ukraine

Davis students give opinions on Ukraine

Corran Cottrell

A group of Davis students give us a window into the general feeling around Davis about the Ukraine war.

Ever since Thursday when Russia made incursions into Ukraine the whole country has been rocked about what we should do and how to respond. Others don’t care about the situation because they believe it isn’t relevant to the U.S. Davis students seem to be in the middle.

When asked about the effects of the Ukraine war a student said: “gas prices will go higher and the economy will dip, but eventually things will go back to normal.”

Russia as a member of the OPEC organization provides a lot of the worlds oil at cheap prices, sanctions by the U.S. could indeed cause gas prices to rise substantially.

Another student thinks that after Ukraine is invaded “Taiwan will be next”

Others of the group believed that the U.S. should do more than “these petty sanctions”

When asked about if they were willing to go to the frontlines a student quickly responded after asking me if I was a military recruiter “I might not be willing to go to the frontlines but maybe like a position in the air force or something”

All students when asked about who would win responded that Russia would beat Ukraine. This adds further worries to people who think Russia might go beyond Ukraine into Poland.

One student from the group said in response to this threat “Russia won’t stop until we push back”

While many are concerned about the recent developments in the war there are still many who do not care or willfully ignore what is happening in Ukraine.

When asked why so many students don’t care about the Ukraine-Russia conflict a student in the group said, “People don’t care because Ukraine is so far way from us, we don’t get anything from them and so it all just seems unimportant.”

Whether you’re concerned about the Ukraine conflict or not it is important to recognize that this conflict is the biggest land invasion in Europe since World War 2 and that it will affect the modern world and Europe for decades to come.