Russian-Ukrainian war (since 2014)
January 22, 2022
The Russian-Ukrainian war, as well as the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine, is the direct and indirect use of force by the Russian Federation against the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. The overt components of Russia's armed aggression against Ukraine, which began in 2014, are: Capture of Crimea by Russia in February-March 2014 (with the subsequent beginning of the temporary occupation of the peninsula by Russia on February 20, 2014) The war in eastern Ukraine (Donbass) in April 2014, which began with the creation of "so-called" Donetsk and Luhansk "people's republics" under the guise of "people's" protests by Russian special services As of January 2021, according to the UN, the total number of casualties is 13100-13300 people. That number includes 3,375 civilian casualties, some 4,150 Ukrainian servicemen, and about 5,700 pro-Russian militants. Almost 1.8 million people have become IDPs. [⇨] Russia has occupied more than 7% of Ukraine's territory.  On January 27, 2015, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine recognized the Russian Federation as an aggressor.