Mu Marichi ndi Epulo 2021, monga gawo la Nkhondo ya Russo-Ukrainian, Purezidenti waku Russia Vladimir Putin adalamula asitikali aku Russia kuti ayambe kusonkhanitsa anthu masauzande ambiri ndi zida pafupi ndi malire ake ndi Ukraine komanso ku Crimea, zomwe zikuyimira kulimbikitsa kwakukulu kuyambira pomwe Crimea idalandidwa. 2014. Izi zidapangitsa kuti pakhale zovuta zapadziko lonse lapansi komanso kuda nkhawa kuti zitha kuwukira. Zithunzi za satellite zimasonyeza mayendedwe a zida, mizinga, ndi zida zamphamvu. Asilikali adachotsedwa pang'ono pofika mu June 2021. Vutoli lidayambiranso mu Okutobala 2021, pomwe asitikali aku Russia opitilira 100,000 adasonkhananso kuzungulira Ukraine kumbali zitatu pofika Disembala.
Vuto lomwe likupitilirapo limachokera ku Nkhondo ya Russo-Ukrainian yomwe idayamba ngati chipwirikiti kumayambiriro kwa chaka cha 2014. Mu Disembala 2021, dziko la Russia lidapititsa patsogolo mapangano awiri omwe anali ndi zopempha zomwe adazitcha "zitsimikizo zachitetezo", kuphatikiza lonjezo lovomerezeka mwalamulo kuti Ukraine. sakanalowa nawo bungwe la North Atlantic Treaty
Organisation (NATO) komanso kuchepetsedwa kwa asitikali a NATO ndi zida zankhondo zomwe zili ku Eastern Europe, ndikuwopseza kuyankha kosadziwika bwino ngati zofunazo sizikukwaniritsidwa mokwanira. NATO yakana zopempha izi, ndipo dziko la United States linachenjeza Russia za chilango cha "zachuma chofulumira komanso choopsa" ngati ingawononge Ukraine. Vutoli lakhala likukhudzana ndi nkhondo yomwe ikuchitika ku Donbas ndipo ena olemba ndemanga akufotokozedwa kuti ndi imodzi mwazovuta kwambiri ku Ulaya kuyambira nthawi ya Cold War.
Pa February 21, 2022, dziko la Russia linavomereza mwalamulo zigawo ziwiri zomwe zagawanika kum'mawa kwa Ukraine, Donetsk People's Republic ndi Luhansk People's Republic, monga mayiko odziimira okha, ndipo adatumiza asilikali ku Donbas, zomwe zimatanthauzidwa kuti Russia ikuchoka ku Minsk Protocol. Malipabuliki opatukawo anazindikiridwa m’malire a zigawo zawo za ku Ukraine, zomwe zimapitirira kutali ndi njira yolumikizirana. Pa 22 February, a Putin adanena kuti mapangano a Minsk sanalinso ovomerezeka. Patsiku lomwelo, Bungwe la Federation linavomereza mogwirizana kugwiritsa ntchito magulu ankhondo m'madera.
M'mawa wa 24 February, a Putin adalengeza kuti Russia ikuyambitsa "ntchito yapadera yankhondo" ku Donbas, ndipo idayambitsa nkhondo yonse ku Ukraine.
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