Russo-Ukrainian War

What to know about the Ukrainian-Russian War so far

Parker Harms, Business Manager


Ukraine and Russia are in a current on-going war

Ukraine and Russia have been in disagreement since 2014, when Russia and Ukraine began the War in Donbas.

On 21 Feb. 2022, Russia has invaded Ukraine through its eastern border. After Russia made claims of Ukrainian shelling destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russian-Ukrainian border, killing five Ukrainian soldiers in the process. Ukraine denied both claims and labeled it a false flag.

On the same day,  formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole according to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin then ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.

On 24 Feb. 2022, Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously formed along the border.

As of Tue. 2 March 2022, almost a week after the initial invasion, Russia and Ukraine have been fighting each other, leaving many Ukrainian citizens to flee or fight for their lives.

Russia has invaded Ukraine and its capital Kyiv and has continued invading east resting cities. Russia has been sending multiple military strikes within the passed few days.

The death toll is still rising as more and more places within Ukraine are targeted. Places like apartments, TV towers, Holocaust memorials, schools and maternity clinics.

As of 2 March 2022 at 14:20, it was estimated that there have been over 752 casualties in Ukraine.

There have been over one million refugees fleeing from Ukraine since the attacks from Russia started. Many countries, such as South Korea and Japan, have moved their embassies to safer locations, like Lviv or to undisclosed locations.

Many countries have shown signs of support. The UN has shown support through providing resources to Ukraine and offering shelter to the refugees fleeing.

Many who cannot flee have gone into hiding. Many who are in the hospital have fled to storm shelters as they do not know if they are safe from military strikes.

There are ways to help Ukraine in these times. Here are a few trusted links you can donate to: (International Rescue Committee)