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Russia's war against Ukraine

Russia's war against Ukraine

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Since the spring of 2021, Russia has gradually increased the concentration of military equipment, weapons and troops near the Ukrainian border and on the territory of Belarus. The strike force reached at least 150,000. U.S. and British intelligence have warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to launch a large-scale invasion of Ukraine and attack Kyiv to overthrow the legitimately elected government. At dawn on February 24, Russia attacked Ukraine along the entire length of the common border, from Luhansk to Chernihiv, as well as from Belarus and the occupied Crimea. The Russian army fired artillery at Ukrainian border posts. At the same time, more than 40 military infrastructure targets were struck, including from the air, in almost all regions of the country. After that, the movement of tank columns and manpower deep into the territory of Ukraine began. Vladimir Putin called it a "special operation in the Donbass" and declared it "demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine." The Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Guard and the Territorial Defense Detachments began to put up fierce resistance. Martial law and general mobilization were declared in Ukraine. The Ukrainian military has fought or continues to fight heavily on the outskirts of a number of cities. In most cases, the Russian military suffered heavy losses trying to break through to Kharkiv, Mariupol, Kherson, Chernihiv, and Kyiv. "Ukrainians are on their land and will not give it to anyone," said President Volodymyr Zelensky. Western countries have begun imposing new sanctions on Russia, including Putin, for attacking Ukraine. Ukraine has filed a lawsuit against Russia in The Hague. The UN court opened the case on March 7