Russian forces have infiltrated Ukraine, an Eastern European country, in defiance of world powers and sanctions. Russia says it has completely destroyed more than 70 Ukrainian military bases. The people of Ukraine are in a state of panic due to the bombing of several cities.

Russia and Ukraine have long had a border dispute with their neighbors in Soviet Russia. In this context, Ukraine has expressed interest in joining NATO, which includes North America and European countries. Russia has strongly opposed the move and warned NATO countries, including the United States.

Concentration of Troops

Russia, meanwhile, has been amassing more than 1.50 million troops and military supplies on the border with Ukraine over the past few months. Therefore, it was expected that Russia could launch an attack on Ukraine at any time. Leaders of countries, including the United States, have been in talks with Russia to ease tensions. The world community has warned that "an aggressive attack on Ukraine could have serious consequences, including sanctions."

No major progress has been made on these talks. Russia, meanwhile, has declared the separatist-held Donbass region of Eastern Ukraine an autonomous state. It also announced that it would provide military assistance to the area.

Subsequently, countries including United States imposed sanctions on Russia, thus increasing the risk of war. In this context, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved military action against Ukraine last night, according to Indian time. In a statement on TV, he said:

"Genocide is taking place in the eastern region of Ukraine. In order to prevent that, military action has been ordered.We are not trying to occupy Ukraine. Military action is being taken to rectify the situation there. If any country or organization tries to interfere in Russia's actions, they will face unprecedented consequences. ” Thus he said.


Within hours of the Russian president's announcement, the Russian forces began to infiltrate Ukraine from three sides. The loud banging of bombs was heard in Kiev, the capital of Ukraine, Kharkiv in North-East Ukraine, Odesa, South-west Ukraine. Russian forces infiltrated Ukraine through Crimea, which had already been occupied by Ukraine, and across the border with friendly Belarus. Following this, the Russian air force also launched airstrikes on Ukraine. Russia says more than 70 military bases have been destroyed, including 11 Ukrainian airbases. The use of Ukrainian airspace was also banned.

The Ukrainian people are suffering because of the Russian soldiers entering the country and waging war. In key areas of the capital, Kiev, the government has been guiding people through loudspeakers. On the other hand, the sound of bombs continues to be heard. Thus, people are panicking. They wander in search of hiding places to survive. They are taking refuge in places including subways, including the metro train. Vehicles line up to refuel. Crowds swelled at the ATMs as well.

Meanwhile, the Russian army stormed the Ukrainian capital Kiev last night. Russia has announced that it has captured the international airport here. As the Russian army progress continues, the city of Kiev is expected to come under full Russian control at any moment.

In cities, including Kiev, Ukraine, people are advised to stay home. Many began to leave the country. "Our forces are fighting on the coast against Russia. Fifty Russian soldiers have been killed in an incursion into our territory. Russian planes have also been shot down. At least 40 of our soldiers were killed in the attack, "said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Announcing the severance of diplomatic relations with Russia, he said the country would also implement legislation to bring the country under military control.


World leaders, including US President Joe Biden, have condemned the Russian attack on Ukraine. Following Russia's war on Ukraine, stock markets internationally were affected. Moreover, international crude oil prices have risen sharply. Ukraine, meanwhile, has urged the world community to "Urge Russia to suspend military operations to defuse tensions."

US President Joe Biden has said that the issue of Ukraine will be discussed at a meeting of the Seven Nations, also known as the G-7. The nations of the world have begun to discuss the effects of the war on Ukraine.

Ukraine - Russia: Hostile Background

  • 1991 August: 14 countries become independent after the breakup of the Soviet Union. Ukraine is one of them. Leonid Kravchuk became the first president.
  • 2004: Russian supporter Viktor Yanukovych becomes president. But the struggle to hold re-election in the name of the 'Orange Revolution' erupted into allegations of malpractice. Victor Yushchenko was elected President.
  • 2005: Promises to annex Ukraine to NATO, EU.
  • 2008: NATO confirms that Ukraine will one day join our alliance, including the United States and Britain.
  • 2010: Yanukovych defeats Viktor Yushchenko in the presidential election.
  • 2013: His government suspends trade talks with the European Union. He wanted to renew economic relations with Russia. There was opposition to this.
  • 2014: Russia occupies the Crimean peninsula in Southern Ukraine. The separatists subsequently declared the Donbass region in the east an autonomous region. Thus began frequent conflicts.
  • May 2014: Entrepreneur Petro Poroshenko becomes president.
  • 2017: Trade and visa-free travel agreement signed between the European Union and Ukraine. This angered Russia.
  • November 2021: A satellite image reveals that Russia has deployed artillery and troops on the border with Ukraine.
  • December 7: US President Biden warns that Western nations will impose sanctions on Russia if Russia launches war on Ukraine.
  • January 3, 2022: US President Biden talks to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine issue.
  • January 10: US-Russian talks in Geneva reach no agreement.
  • January 17: Russian troops begin arriving in Belarus for joint military exercises.
  • January 24: NATO forces deploy ships, warplanes, and troops in Eastern Europe. Some Western countries have withdrawn surplus staff from their embassies in Kiev.
  • January 3: Russia-US debate on Ukraine at UN Security Council meeting.
  • February 2: US announces deployment of an additional 3,000 troops for the defense of NATO countries, including Poland and Romania, near Ukraine.
  • February 6: The US accuses Russia of concentrating 70 percent of its troops on the border needed for a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.
  • February 8: French President Macron meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow.
  • February 11: US National Security Adviser Jake announces that Russia's invasion of Ukraine will begin on February 20.
  • February 12: US President Biden talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
  • February 21: Russian President Vladimir Putin announces that he will recognize the separatist Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine as an autonomous region, where Russian forces will engage in peacekeeping operations.
  • February 23: Ukraine's parliament approves the declaration of a state of emergency.
  • February 24: Russian troops launch an offensive in Ukraine.

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