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The latest breaking news updates on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in a live news feed aggregated from mainstream, alternative and independent sources, by NewsNow.
The war in Ukraine was launched by Russia’s President Vladimir Putin on 23 February 2022. Within the first month of the conflict an estimated 3.6 million Ukrainians had fled the country, as cities including Kyiv, Mariupol, Kherson and Kharkiv came under attack. The invasion was widely criticised as a war of aggression, and the United Nations General Assembly demanded a full withdrawal of Russian forces. The International Court of Justice ordered Russia to suspend military operations and the Council of Europe expelled Russia. The war resulted in a massive refugee crisis, with over seven million refugees, and the United Nations described it as the fastest-growing such crisis since World War II.
Despite initial losses and strong resistance from Ukrainian forces, Russia's advance stalled in the north and by April, its troops had retreated. However, a renewed attack was launched in April, extending from Kharkiv to Donetsk and Luhansk, resulting in the fall of Mariupol. Despite counteroffensives launched by Ukrainian forces, Russia claimed the annexation of four Ukrainian oblasts in September, leading to international condemnation and the imposition of new sanctions by many countries. In September, Ukrainian forces launched a counteroffensive in the northeast, which resulted in the successful recapture of the majority of the Kharkiv Oblast. During the southern counteroffensive, Ukraine was able to reclaim the city of Kherson in November, forcing Russian troops to withdraw to the eastern bank of the Dnieper River.
According to The New York Times, as of February 2023, the number of Russian troops killed and wounded in Ukraine is approaching 200,000. The conflict continues to have far-reaching consequences, including widespread economic and political impacts, and a lasting impact on the lives of millions of people.
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