Russia’s war against Ukraine did not begin on February 24, 2022. On this day, it only took on a full-scale, fierce, and brazen form.
Russia began its aggression against independent Ukraine eight years before the full-scale invasion. On February 20, 2014, Russian soldiers crossed the Ukrainian state border for the first time to occupy the Crimean peninsula.
In this section, you will find brief explainers of the main events to understand how Russia has been manipulating information about them all this time. And also – a unique timeline of the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the very first day.