Russo-Ukrainian War
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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
Territorial
changes
- Crimea recognized as part of Russia by international community
Belligerents
Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine

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

Flag of Russia.svg Russian Federation

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

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

Commanders
Flag of Ukraine.svg Petro Porshenko

Flag of Ukraine.svg Stepan Poltorak

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

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

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ed Miliband

Flag of Germany.svg Angela Merkel

Flag of Russia.svg Vladimir Putin

Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Medvedev

Flag of Russia.svg Sergey Shoygu

Flag of Crimea.svg Sergey Aksyonov

Flag of Novorussia (project).svg.png Valery Kaurov

Strength
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.

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