Russian Invasion of Ukraine

Russian military forces have launched a major invasion of Ukraine, escalating the civil conflict in eastern Ukraine into a broader Ukraine War. President Putin has made a televised announcement of a “special military operation” in Ukraine, effectively declaring war.

Russian forces have bombarded strategic sites in Ukraine, including airstrikes and/or missile strikes at Ukrainian airports and air bases. BBC News reports that “Missile strikes and explosions have been reported in several parts of Ukraine, including Kyiv and Kharkiv.”

Russian airstrike at Chuguyev Airport, 24 February 2022. Photo: Agence France-Presse

These airstrikes seem to be supported by artillery bombardments in eastern Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Russian armed forces have crossed the Ukrainian border at multiple points. BBC News confirms that Russian military units have invaded Ukraine from their positions in Russia, Crimea, and Belarus.

BBC News reports on the outbreak of the Ukraine War. The New York Times is providing live updates, as are The Washington Post and France24.

For more in-depth analysis of the Ukraine War as it develops, see:

The Council on Foreign Relations provides policy analyses focused on international relations.

The Mershon Center for International Security Studies at The Ohio State University sponsors research on international relations, current conflicts, and the history of war and society.

Institute for the Study of War maintains a robust website with information and analyses on current conflicts, including the Ukrainian Crisis.

The Center for a New American Security is a think tank that offers analyses of conflicts and security issues.

The Rand Corporation is one of the oldest policy think tanks focused on military and security studies.

The International Security Program at the New America Foundation provides analyses of international relations and conflicts.

The United States Institute of Peace provides conflict analysis in the context of its promotion of conflict resolution and peacemaking worldwide.

The Peace Research Institute Oslo tracks conflicts and promotes peacemaking initiatives.

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