Russian forces invaded Ukraine in late February 2022, turning Moscow into a global pariah in the worlds of finance, diplomacy, sports and culture, as the West punished it with sanctions. President Vladimir Putin called Russia’s actions - which have triggered the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II - a “special military operation”. Nuclear-armed Russia has warned of consequences if Nato interferes in Ukraine, while strategic ally China urges a peaceful, diplomatic solution.
Our visual guide looks back at the major events and key developments since Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
Russian President Vladimir Putin defied the West and launched an all-out air and ground assault on Ukraine