Is The War In Ukraine Over?
NO!

Today is the 171th day of a full-scale war between ᵣussia and Ukraine.

A big part of our country is still occupied by Russian fascists:

You can help us win this unjust and unprovoked war.

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Our army has already destroyed:

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And, please, don’t forget that – #RUSSIAISATERRORISTSTATE

The Russo-Ukrainian War is a conflict that started in February 2014 after Russia had Russia annexed Crimea. The active phase of hostilities subsided in February 2015, But on February 24, 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This invasion caused Europe’s largest refugee crisis since World War II, as well as global food shortages. More than 6.3 million Ukrainians were forced to flee their homes, and a third of the population was displaced. As of August 2022, the war is still ongoing.

The History

1991-2004: Post-Soviet context and Orange Revolution

After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine became an independent state. However, Russia still had a significant military presence in the country, and many Ukrainians felt that their country was still under Russian control. In 2004, this feeling of Ukrainian dissatisfaction came to a head with the Orange Revolution. The Orange Revolution was a series of protests and political upheaval in Ukraine that resulted in the election of a pro-Western government.

2004-2014: Pre-war tensions and the Euromaidan Revolution

Tensions between the two countries continued to rise in the following years. In the winter of 2013-2014, these tensions boiled over into mass protests in Ukraine, known as the Euromaidan Revolution. The protesters were demanding closer ties with the European Union, and an end to Russian interference in Ukraine. The revolution was successful, and a pro-Western government was elected.

2014-2015: Russo-Ukrainian War begins

In February 2014, Russia annexed Crimea, a Ukrainian territory with a Russian-speaking majority. This annexation was met with international condemnation and further increased tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

In April 2014, pro-Russian separatists, together with Russian special services, in the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Lugansk declared independence from Ukraine and formed the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic and Lugansk People’s Republic.

The war escalated rapidly, and by August 2014, Russian troops were openly fighting alongside the separatists. In September 2014, a ceasefire was agreed to between the two sides, but it quickly broke down.

The war continued into 2015, with heavy fighting in the cities of Donetsk, Luhansk and Mariupol. In February 2015, a new ceasefire agreement, known as Minsk II, was reached.

2015-23 of February 2022: Russo-Ukrainian War continues

The war continued at a lower intensity after the Minsk II agreement, with Russian-controlled separatists violating the ceasefire a lot of times.

In January 2018, Russia started to block the Kerch Strait, a key waterway between the Black Sea and the Azov Sea. This was done in order to put pressure on Ukraine, as it prevented Ukrainian ships from accessing Mariupol, a key Ukrainian port city.

In November 2018, Russia attacked and seized three Ukrainian ships, injuring six sailors. This led to a further increase in tensions between the two countries.

From March to April 2021, Russia commenced a major military build-up near the border, followed by a second build-up between October 2021 to February 2022 in Russia and Belarus. Throughout, the Russian government repeatedly denied it had plans to attack Ukraine.

In early December 2021, following Russian denials, the US released intelligence of Russian invasion plans, including satellite photographs showing Russian troops and equipment near the border. The intelligence reported a Russian list of key sites and individuals to be killed or neutralized.

23 of February 2022 – Now: Invasion

On the morning of 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a “special military operation” to “demilitarise and denazify” Ukraine. Minutes later, missiles and airstrikes hit Ukraine, including Kyiv, shortly followed by a large ground invasion along multiple fronts. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared martial law and a general mobilization of all male Ukrainian citizens between 18 and 60, who were banned from leaving the country.

Over the next few days, Russian attacks were launched on a northern front from Belarus towards Kyiv, a northeastern front towards Kharkiv, a southern front from Crimea, and a southeastern front from the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk. During March, Ukraine stopped the Russian advance towards Kyiv. Amidst heavy losses and strong resistance, Russian troops retreated from Kyiv Oblast by April.

In May, Russia launched a renewed attack across a 500 kilometers (300 mi) long front extending from Kharkiv to Donetsk and Luhansk. By 13 May, a Ukraine counter-offensive had driven back Russian forces near Kharkiv. However, by 20 May Mariupol fell to Russian troops following a prolonged siege of the Azovstal steel works.

The United Nations General Assembly resolution demanded a full withdrawal of Russian forces from Ukraine. The International Court of Justice ordered Russia to suspend military operations and the Council of Europe expelled them, many countries imposed new sanctions which affected not only their own economies but also the entire global community as well because Trade between both nations decreased significantly due in part to these harsh measures were taken against one another so it became difficult for business owners or anyone else trying buy/sell goods internationally without thinking twice about where things will end up going once shipped across borders.

By July 22, president Zelenskyy said daily casualties amounted to about 30 deaths and 250 wounded. At the most intense phase of the battle for Donbas in early June 2022 Ukrainian politician, Mykhailo Podolyak estimated that 100-200 soldiers were dying per day but by midyear, this had fallen dramatically with 10 thousand soldiers lost during just the first 100 days of fighting, proclaimed adviser Oleksiy Arestovych.