Watch a stay view of Donetsk in Russia-controlled Ukraine on the primary anniversary of the battle.
On 21 February 2022, Russia recognised the Donetsk Folks’s Republic (DPR) and Luhansk as sovereign states, launching a full-scale invasion of Ukraine three days later.
Moscow voted to include the DPR into Russia in October that yr as Putin.
Because the conflict enters its second yr, there stays no finish in sight, with a UN vote demanding that Russia withdraws its troopers and world leaders calling for extra assist to be despatched to Ukrainian troops and extra sanctions on Moscow.
Memorials, candle vigils and different remembrances for the tens of hundreds of people that have died are deliberate for in the present day as preventing continues.
A US envoy has stated that Vladimir Putin should face trial for greater than 71,000 alleged conflict crimes since his troops invaded the previous Soviet nation on 24 February 2022.
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