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Timeline of Events When Conflict Approaches the One -Month Mark

The Russo-Ukrainian War: A Timeline of Events As the Conflict Approached the One-Month Mark

The Russian invasion of Ukraine is approaching a month. Tensions peaked on February 21 when Vladimir Putin officially recognized the independence of two pro-Russian provinces (Donetsk and Luhansk) in Ukraine.

The following is a monthly timeline of the Russian invasion of Ukraine

  1. On February 24 Vladimir Putin in a televised speech announced a special military campaign against Ukraine. The Russian president has long opposed Ukraine’s close ties with the west and reports of its possible entry into NATO. For this reason Putin attacked Eastern European countries with the aim of “demilitarization and denigration”.

  2. On the same day explosions were heard in several parts of Ukraine, including Kyiv, Kharkiv and Mariupol. A Russian warship attacked Snake Island with Ukrainian Soldiers bravely refusing to surrender. The historic and inactive Chernobyl Nuclear Plant was captured by the Russian military.

  3. On February 25, Russian troops marched toward the Ukrainian Capital, while Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution demanding its withdrawal from Ukraine. The next day Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Zelensky rejected a US offer to evacuate him and his family from the country.

  4. On February 28 the first round of negotiations took place between Ukraine and Russian officials on the border of Belarus and Ukraine but were dissolved after no agreement could be reached.

  5. On March 1, satellite images showed a convoy of Russian tanks and troops 40 miles outside the capital Kyiv. Naveen Shekharappa an Indian medical student studying in Kharkiv lost his life as a result of a Russian gun attack.

  6. On March 2, the United Nations General Assembly passed a non-binding resolution condemning Russia for its aggression on Ukraine and demanding its complete withdrawal. Both India and China did not vote.

  7. On March 8, the United States imposed a complete ban on all Russian energy imports with several global brands such as McDonalds, Visa, MasterCard, Starbucks suspending their operations in Russia.

  8. On March 11, Russia called for a ceasefire so that civilians could leave the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv, Mariupol, Chernihiv and Sumy. Ukraine and the West however accuse Russia of not respecting the ceasefire agreement.

  9. On March 15, the Prime Ministers of the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia traveled to Kyiv to meet with Volodymyr Zelensky. Zelensky also noted that NATO is not a good option for Ukraine. In the days that followed, President Joe Biden labeled Vladimir Putin a War Criminal. The International Court of Justice in The Hague also ordered Russia to suspend its aggression on Ukraine, which the country has refused to comply with.

  10. Last week the United Nations released a report stating 10 million people – more than a quarter of Ukraine’s population have been displaced. Volodymyr Zelensky also spoke at the US Congress and urged them to create a no -fly zone over Ukraine to prevent Russian bombing of their city.

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