The war began on February 24, 2022.
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the order, the Russian army attacked the territory of Ukraine.
Many cities were targeted. Civilian casualties increased steadily. The Buça massacre was engraved in our minds.
The reaction to Moscow was great. He was asked to withdraw his troops from Ukrainian territory as soon as possible. The sanctions followed one after the other.
Russian forces approached the capital, Kiev.
Unable to make the progress it wanted, Russia began to withdraw from Kiev on April 3, then some other cities.
Focused on eastern Ukraine.
So-called referendum in 4 regions
Moscow, which illegally annexed Crimea in 2014, took a similar step.
In September, a so-called referendum was held in 4 regions. Soon after, Zaporizhia illegally annexed Kherson, Donetsk and Luhansk.
Türkiye and many countries did not recognize this decision.
Russia began bombarding Ukraine’s energy and other infrastructures. Takes control of Zaporizhia, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant.
Energy prices skyrocket
The war plunged Europe into an energy crisis. When Russia reduced its natural gas shipments, energy prices suddenly rose.
Brussels turned its direction to the USA. Liquefied natural gas sales of American companies on the verge of bankruptcy skyrocketed.
Explosions in Nord Stream pipelines brought to mind the possibility of sabotage.
There were also breaking points of the war. Russia’s flagship cruiser Moscow was shot down.
There was a big explosion on the Crimean bridge. Russia had to withdraw from the city center of Kherson.
Russian bases, kilometers away from the Ukrainian border, were attacked.
The West provided arms support to Ukraine. Shipment accelerated as the Ukrainians advanced.
After air defense systems, many countries decided to send tanks.
Fighter aircraft support is also on the table of some countries.
Turkey’s step solved the grain crisis
Ukrainian grain is also trapped in the country, while Russia’s exports plummeted due to sanctions.
Global food prices soared, inflation soared. Countries are on the brink of a food crisis.
Turkey’s mediation attempts became hope for peace. Ankara first brought the parties together in Istanbul.
Gathered for a solution. Diplomatic traffic yielded results, signatures were signed for the grain corridor.
Turkey was also involved in prisoner exchange and to prevent countries from using nuclear weapons.
Dozens of people captured by Russian forces and the Ukrainian army returned home.
Both sides are launching large-scale attacks
While the clashes continued in many cities, relations between the Wagner group consisting of Russian mercenaries and the Russian Ministry of Defense suddenly became tense.
The Wagner group, which clashed in Bahmut, blames the Ministry for the lack of ammunition and the alleged deaths of many mercenaries for no reason.
Moscow announced that it took control of Bahmut, where the fiercest fighting took place.
Russia also blames Ukraine for attacks on some border settlements such as Belgorod.
Finally, Russia announced that the Ukrainian forces launched a large-scale offensive in Donetsk, but the attacks were repelled.
Kiev denies these allegations.
The war, which has been going on for more than 15 months, has inflicted irreparable wounds. Despite the conflicts, Ukrainians are trying to survive.
Russia, on the other hand, still does not give a signal to withdraw.