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Days since the beginning of the war: 824

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Historical Background

24 February 2022

Russia attacks Ukraine: the conflict begins with Putin announcing a "special military operation" to achieve the "demilitarization and denazification" of Ukraine

September 2021

Zelensky meets newly-elected US President Joe Biden and renew talks about joining NATO

20 May 2019

Volodymyr Zelensky is elected president of Ukraine by a large majority on a promise to restore the Donbas region to Ukraine

August 2018

Russian-backed rebel commander Alexander Zakharchenko is assassinated in Eastern Ukraine

17 December 2016

A cyber-attack aimed at a power grid in Kyiv temporarily cuts off electricity

23 December 2015

A cyber-attack compromises 3 energy distribution companies in Ukraine and temporarily disrupts electricity supply

17 December 2015

All communist parties are banned in Ukraine

May 2015

Ukrainian president Poroshenko appoints Mikheil Saakashvili, the former Georgian president, governor of the Odessa region

April 2015

Ukraine bans Soviet flags, orders the destruction of Soviet-era statues and renames town squares

February-April 2015

At least 9 of former Ukranian President Yanukovych allies have died in mysterious circumstances

12 February 2015

The Minsk II updated agreements is signed

5 September 2014

Minsk agreements are signed by the Trilateral Contact Group (Russia, Ukraine and OSCE representatives)

September 2014

Offensive in Mariupol

27 June 2014

Ukraine signs the partnership trade agreement with the EU

May 2014

Petro Poroshenko is elected president of Ukraine

18 March 2014

Independence of Crimea from Ukraine/Annexation of Crimea by Russia

March 2014

The war in Donbas (Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts) begins

18-23 February 2014

Maidan Revolution (Revolution of dignity). Pro-Western revolution against President Yanukovych who was friendly to Russia

23 February 2014

Oleksandr Turchynov is elected as acting president of Ukraine

21 November 2013 - 23 February 2014

Euromaidan/Maidan uprising

November 2013

Ukraine President Yanukovich suspends talks for a partenership trade agreement with the EU

27 April 2010

Karkhiv Pact/Karkhov Accords


Viktor Yanukovich wins the presidential elections in Ukraine against prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko


NATO promises Ukraine they will one day join the alliance

March 2005 - January 2006

Gas dispute between Naftogaz Ukrainy and Gazprom

22 November 2004 - 23 January 2005

The Orange Revolution: the election of Viktor Yanukovich sparks popular protests that lead to a re-run of votes. This time Viktor Yushchenko is elected president

9 July 1997

The NATO-Ukraine Commission (NUC) is established

31 May 1997

Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation

28 May 1997

Partition Treaty on the Status and Conditions of the Black Sea Fleet


Leonid Kravchuk was voted out of office in favour of Leonid Kuchma, who becomes President of Ukraine


Ukraine declares indipendence after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Leonid Kravchuk is elected as the 1st President

1932 - 1933

A great famine strikes Ukraine, known as Holodomor "murder by hunger" and still deemed as a deliberate act by Stalin due to his policy of collectivization

Russian combat losses

Source: Ministry of Defence of Ukraine - Last updated: March 30, 2023

Military personnel: 172,900

Tanks: 3,610

APVs: 6,974

Artillery systems: 2,671

MLRS: 526

Anti-aircraft systems: 278

Aircrafts: 306

Helicopters: 291

Vehicles and fuel tanks: 5,518

Boats: 18

Drones: 2,239

Special equipment: 291

Cruise missiles: 911

Sanctions by other countries

Source: Reuters

Jun-02: EU

EU agrees Russia oil embargo, gives Hungary exemptions; Zelenskiy vows more sanctions

May-20: Canada

Canada said it was imposing additional sanctions on Russian oligarchs and banning the import and export of targeted luxury goods from Russia

May-04: UK

UK bans services exports to Russia, sanctions Russian media outlets

Apr-29: Norway

Norway shuts borders, ports to Russian goods, exempts fishing vessels

Apr-27: Switzerland

Swiss implement further EU sanctions against Russia, Belarus

Apr-26: Poland

Poland sanctions Gazprom among 50 Russian firms and oligarchs

Apr-21: UK

Britain set out 26 new sanctions on Thursday targeting Russian military generals responsible for what it called atrocities in Ukraine

Apr-14: UK

Britain sanctioned two close associates of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, saying the men had been subjected to the largest asset freeze ever imposed by the government

Apr-14: Australia

Australia adds 14 Russian state-owned enterprises to its list of sanctions, targeting names such as Gazprom, Kamaz, SEVMASH and United Shipbuilding Corp

Apr-07: Switzerland

Switzerland has so far frozen 7.5 billion Swiss francs ($8.03 billion) in funds and assets under sanctions against Russians, including money in frozen bank accounts and properties in four Swiss cantons

Apr-06: U.S.

U.S. sanctions Putin's daughters and more Russian banks

Apr-06: EU

EU will put more sanctions on Russia - Commission head

Apr-06: UK

Britain froze the assets of Russia's largest bank Sberbank, sanctioned eight oligarchs active in industries including fertilizers, oil, gas, trucks and diamonds, said it would ban imports of Russian coal by the end of 2022, ban outward investment to Russia, which was worth over 11 billion pounds ($14.4 billion) in 2020, and the export of key oil refining equipment and catalysts.

Apr-05: Japan

Japan MOF panel recommends revoking Russia's most-favoured-nation status

Apr-05: U.S.

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has suspended information exchanges with Russia's tax authorities in a bid to hamper Moscow's ability to collect taxes and fund its war against Ukraine

Mar-31: UK

Britain sanctions Russian media, targeting disinformation

Mar-29: Japan

Japan to ban Russia-bound exports of luxury cars, goods from April 5

Mar-25: Switzerland

Neutral Swiss adopt more EU sanctions against Russia

Mar-25: Finland

Finland's national railway operator suspends services between Helsinki and Saint Petersburg, closing the rail link between Russia and the European Union

Mar-24: U.S.

U.S imposes sanctions against dozens of defense companies, 328 members of the Duma legislative body and the chief executive of Sberbank

Mar-24: Switzerland

Swiss freeze more than $6 billion worth of sanctioned Russian assets

Mar-24: UK

UK sanctions Alfa, Gazprombank and Lavrov's step daughter

Mar-21: EU

EU split on Russia oil sanctions, mulls other steps

Mar-20: Australia

Australia bans alumina exports to Russia, sources coal for Ukraine

Mar-18: Australia

Australia sanctions Russian billionaires with mining industry links

Mar-18: Japan

Japan will impose sanctions on 15 Russian individuals and nine organisations

Mar-15: Japan

Japan imposes sanctions on 17 more Russians, including billionaire

Mar-15: New Zealand S. Korea Iceland Australia

Allies join G7's WTO stance towards Russia - EU trade chief

Mar-15: EU

EU blacklists Abramovich, targets energy, luxury sectors with new Russia sanctions

Mar-15: UK

UK announces 350 new sanctions listings on Russia

Mar-14: EU

EU agrees to freeze Roman Abramovich's assets

Mar-12: Bahamas

The Bahamas has ordered its financial institutions to halt all transactions with Russian entities that have been put under sanction by Western nations

Mar-11: Japan

Japan to freeze assets of 3 Belarusian banks, ban more exports to Russia

Mar-11: EU

EU to ban steel imports from Russia, luxury goods exports to Moscow

Mar-11: UK

UK sanctions Russian lawmakers who supported Ukraine breakaway regions

Mar-11: U.S.

U.S. imposes new sanctions on Vekselberg, Putin spokesman's family

Mar-11: Canada

Canada sanctions Russian billionaire Abramovich, others

Mar-11: U.S. Japan UK Germany France Italy Canada

U.S., European allies intensify economic pressure on Russia

Mar-10: UK

UK imposes asset freezes on Chelsea owner Abramovich, Rosneft boss Sechin

Mar-09: EU

EU hits Russia, Belarus with more sanctions, set to snub Ukraine on swift membership

Mar-09: UK

Russian-linked private jet impounded as UK deepens aviation sanctions

Mar-08: UK

Britain will phase out imports of Russian oil and oil products by the end of 2022

Mar-08: U.S.

U.S. bans Russian oil and other energy imports

Mar-08: Japan

Japan unveils new sanctions on Russians, bans refinery equipment exports

Mar-07: Canada

Canada sanctions 10 individuals close to Putin, says Trudeau

Mar-07: New Zealand

New Zealand bans Russian ships from its ports

Mar-07: New Zealand

New Zealand expands sanctions on Russia over Ukraine invasion

Mar-05: Singapore

Singapore bars four Russian banks, bans exports of electronics, computers and military items

Mar-05: Italy

Italy seizes property, yachts of wealthy Russian individuals

Mar-04: Switzerland

Switzerland adopts EU measures regarding Russian banks' access to SWIFT and assets of prominent Russian wealthy individuals

Mar-04: Switzerland

Switzerland bans exports that “could contribute to Russia’s military and technological enhancement”

Mar-04: Switzerland

Switzerland bans transactions with Russian central bank, freezes its assets overseas

Mar-03: Japan

Japan to freeze assets of four more Russian banks from April 2

Mar-02: U.S. EU

U.S., EU say they are considering banning Russian ships from their ports

Mar-02: EU

EU suspends distribution of state-owned "disinformation outlets" Russia Today, Sputnik across EU

Mar-01: UK Canada

Russian ships banned from British, Canadian ports

Feb. 28: UK

Britain freezes assets in UK of Russian national wealth fund

Feb. 28: U.S. EU UK Japan

U.S., EU, Britain, Japan ban transactions with Russian central bank, Ministry of Finance, national wealth fund

Feb. 28: Canada

Canada bans imports of Russian oil

Feb. 28: EU U.S. Canada Japan

EU, U.S., Canada, Japan and others announce travel bans, asset freezes on wealthy Russian individuals

Feb. 28: S. Korea

South Korea bans exports of strategic items to Russia, joins SWIFT sanctions

Feb. 28: Singapore

Singapore will impose "appropriate sanctions and restrictions" on Russia, including banking and financial measures and export controls on items that could be used as weapons against the people of Ukraine

Feb. 27: Norway

Norway says its sovereign fund will divest from Russia

Feb. 27: EU Canada U.S.

Russian aircrafts banned from U.S., EU and Canadian airspace

Feb. 27: EU U.S. UK S. Korea Japan

Russian banks' access to the SWIFT international payment system blocked

Feb. 25: Japan

Japan says energy supply secure as it promises more sanctions against Russia

Feb. 25: Australia

Australia announces sanctions on wealthy Russian individuals

Feb. 25: Taiwan

Taiwan will join "democratic countries" in imposing sanctions on Russia over the invasion of Ukraine, with the world's largest contract chipmaker TSMC saying it would comply with all export control rules

Feb. 24: U.S. Japan

U.S. firms must get license to sell computers, sensors, lasers, navigation tools, and telecommunications, aerospace and marine equipment. U.S. will deny almost all requests.

Feb. 23: Japan

Japan imposes sanctions on Russia over actions in Ukraine

Feb. 22: EU

The EU agreed new sanctions on Russia that will blacklist more politicians, lawmakers and officials, ban EU investors from trading in Russian state bonds, and target imports and exports with separatist entities