On February 24, 2022, Russian troops entered the territory of Ukraine from Russia, Belarus and the annexed Crimea. The troops of the Russian-controlled DPR and LPR also joined the fighting. The troops launched an offensive in four main directions – from the north towards Kyiv, from the northeast towards Kharkov, from the southeast from Donbass and from the south from Crimea.
The events were preceded by the concentration of Russian troops near the Russian-Ukrainian border and the resulting crisis in relations between Russia and Ukraine
Numerous warnings about the impending invasion have been published in the media since October 2021. But top Russian officials have consistently denied preparations for a war with Ukraine.
According to reports from the United Nations and international humanitarian organizations Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, Russian troops launched indiscriminate rocket attacks on residential areas, hospitals and other social infrastructure in Ukraine. Russia’s actions were sharply condemned by most of the world’s states and influential international organizations. The Russian authorities define their invasion as “a special military operation.
The first signs of a build-up of Russian troops near the borders of Ukraine were identified by the intelligence services of the United States and Great Britain in the spring of 2021. Since the beginning of November 2021, representatives of the United States and NATO began to declare unusual movements of Russian troops near the border with Ukraine, and then about the creation of strike groups by Russia in these areas and about Russia’s plans to start a war in Ukraine.
War in Ukraine Target of invasion
Putin’s alleged goal in the war against Ukraine is to conquer and occupy vast territory. According to Canadian historian David Marples, the scale of the invasion, the shootings in Bucha, Mariupol and other cities, indicate that Russia is waging war in Ukraine to mercilessly destroy Ukraine and its people, both through the seizure of territory and through depopulation through death and deportation.
War in Ukraine Civilian casualties.
As a result of the war over the past 12 months in Ukraine, at least 8,006 civilians were killed and 13,287 were injured. This was stated by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk.
“And this data is just the tip of the iceberg. These data can be ten times larger. Since there is no access to already occupied cities. The loss of civilians is unbearable. Due to the lack of electricity and water during the cold winter months, almost 18 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. About 14 million people have been forced to flee their homes.” The war in Ukraine or rather Russian troops killed a large number of civilians.
War crimes War in Ukraine.
During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity by Russia was recorded. Russia, as an aggressor state, is responsible for all human suffering in Ukraine. During the hostilities, shelling of residential areas was carried out, including with the use of indiscriminate weapons (cluster munitions, multiple launch rocket systems), which resulted in casualties among the civilian population. During the war in Ukraine, there are quite a lot of war crimes committed by Russian troops.
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