Russo-Ukrainian War
Clockwise from top left; Russian tanks crossing deeper into Ukraine from Crimea, Ukranian Armed Forces defending Vesele, Spetsnaz storming a Ukranian suburb, a Russian BTR after being destroyed by Ukrainian soldiers.
Date 1 March, 2014 (Russian annexation of Crimea), 15 May, 2015 (declaration of war) - February 23rd, 2018
Location Ukraine, Russo-Ukrainian border
Status Over
- Crimea recognized as part of Russia by international community
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine

Supported by
Flag of the United States United States
Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Poland Poland
Flag of Estonia Estonia
Flag of Latvia Latvia
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania

Flag of Russia Russian Federation

Flag of Crimea Republic of Crimea
Flag of Novorussia (project).svg Novorossiya

Supported by
Flag of India India
Flag of Belarus Belarus
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
Flag of Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
Flag of Tajikistan Tajikistan
Flag of Syria Syria
Flag of Iraq Iraq

Flag of Ukraine Petro Porshenko

Flag of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak

Flag of the United States Barack Obama (until January 20th, 2017)

Flag of the United States Rand Paul (after January 20th, 2017)

Flag of the United Kingdom Ed Miliband

Flag of Germany Angela Merkel

Flag of Russia Vladimir Putin

Flag of Russia Dmitry Medvedev

Flag of Russia Sergey Shoygu

Flag of Crimea Sergey Aksyonov

Flag of Novorussia (project).svg Valery Kaurov

400,000 500,000
Casualties and losses
150,000 270,000
India, Kyrgyzstan, Taijikistan, Syria and Iraq voiced support for Russia, but did not send troops, or other armament into the battlefield

The Russo-Ukrainian War was a conflict fought between the Russian Federation and Ukraine from 2015 to 2018.

The war had it's origins when Russia annexed the former Soviet land mass of Crimea. The war would escalate, when Russia would attempt to expand up their gains in Crimea and take over more of the country, eventually announcing their intentions to invade the entire nation of Ukraine, leading to subsequent duel war declarations from Kiev and Moscow.

Following interventions on behalf of Ukraine by the US, UK and the Baltic States, Russia would end up withdrawing from almost all of Ukraine excluding Crimea, which was eventually recognized as part of Russia by the world, with the last country to do being Ukraine.