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Russia-Ukraine crisis: Key points you need to know

Updated On Feb 26, 2022 04:29 PM IST
  • "I have made the decision of a military operation to protect the people of the Donbas separatist region," Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a surprise television address to the nation. Soon after his address, explosions were heard in the cities of Kyiv, Kharkiv and Odesa.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine to defend separatists in the east of the country on February 24. He urged Ukrainian servicemen to “immediately put down arms and go home.” The Russian Defense Ministry said it had destroyed 83 Ukrainian military facilities.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine to defend separatists in the east of the country on February 24. He urged Ukrainian servicemen to “immediately put down arms and go home.” The Russian Defense Ministry said it had destroyed 83 Ukrainian military facilities.(AFP)

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In a television address, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it was needed to protect civilians in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists have been fighting since 2014.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In a television address, Russian President Vladimir Putin said it was needed to protect civilians in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists have been fighting since 2014.(AFP)

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President Vladimir Putin warned other countries that any attempt to interfere in Ukraine would “lead to consequences you have never seen in history"(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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President Vladimir Putin warned other countries that any attempt to interfere in Ukraine would “lead to consequences you have never seen in history"(AFP)

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video address early Friday that 137 people, both servicemen and civilians, have been killed and hundreds more wounded.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a video address early Friday that 137 people, both servicemen and civilians, have been killed and hundreds more wounded.(AFP)

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United States President Joe Biden called the move ‘an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces.’(REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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United States President Joe Biden called the move ‘an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces.’(REUTERS)

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The leaders of the Group of Seven called on the international community "to condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms, to stand shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine, and raise their voice against this blatant violation of the fundamental principles of international peace and security.”(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The leaders of the Group of Seven called on the international community "to condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms, to stand shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine, and raise their voice against this blatant violation of the fundamental principles of international peace and security.”(AFP)

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The United States said Russia had nearly 200,000 troops arrayed near Ukraine's borders before the invasion began.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The United States said Russia had nearly 200,000 troops arrayed near Ukraine's borders before the invasion began.(AFP)

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The head of the United Nations refugee agency urged neighbouring countries to keep their borders open for Ukrainians fleeing the fighting.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The head of the United Nations refugee agency urged neighbouring countries to keep their borders open for Ukrainians fleeing the fighting.(AP)

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Many residents took shelter deep underground in metro stations. People brought sleeping bags and blankets, dogs and crossword puzzles to pass an uneasy night in the makeshift bomb shelters.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Many residents took shelter deep underground in metro stations. People brought sleeping bags and blankets, dogs and crossword puzzles to pass an uneasy night in the makeshift bomb shelters.(AP)

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