Two Years of War in Ukraine: Timeline to Invasion
February 24, 2024 will mark the second year of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On that day, Russian military forces launched a full-scale invasion, which has since left thousands of Ukrainians dead and millions displaced. As the second year of the war comes to a close and the discussions on continued support for Ukraine’s efforts to end the Russian aggression intensify, it is necessary to remember how it all unfolded. The Wilson Center's Ukraine in Europe initiative prepared a timeline of key events leading up to the invasion, showcasing the unwavering transatlantic commitment to Ukraine and the Ukrainian people.
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The Global Europe Program addresses vital issues affecting the European continent, US-European relations, and Europe’s ties with the rest of the world. We investigate European approaches to critical global issues: digital transformation, climate, migration, global governance. We also examine Europe’s relations with Russia and Eurasia, China and the Indo-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. Our program activities cover a wide range of topics, from the role of NATO, the European Union and the OSCE to European energy security, trade disputes, challenges to democracy, and counter-terrorism. The Global Europe Program’s staff, scholars-in-residence, and Global Fellows participate in seminars, policy study groups, and international conferences to provide analytical recommendations to policy makers and the media. Read more
The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, Central Asia, the Caucasus, and the surrounding region though research and exchange. Read more