Ukraine-Russia Conflict Timeline

Last Updated: Monday, 3/14


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Invasion of Ukraine by Russia starting on February 24, 2022.

Monday 3/14 — Concerns of a strike in Poland grow following the near miss on Sunday. Ukraine and Russia entered a fourth round of talks remotely as they may be approaching a “unified position.” U.S. officials worry Russia could be planning to attack the city of Lviv in western Ukraine.

Friday, 3/11 — Russia increases its military offensive with an air strike hitting Western Ukraine. The U.S. plans to revoke “most favored” trading status from Russia. Southern City of Mariupol was targeted, with missiles striking a maternity hospital.

Thursday, 3/10 — According to a senior U.S. defense official, Russia has launched more than 775 missiles since the beginning of the Ukraine invasion; Ukraine says no progress has been made in cease-fire talks with Russia.

Wednesday, 3/9 — According to a senior U.S. defense official, 90% of the Kremlin’s combat power remains intact; U.S. and U.K. resist calls for no-fly zone.

Tuesday, 3/8 — Ukraine says Russia bombed children’s hospital in Mariupol; President Biden announces ban on U.S. imports of Russian oil and gas.

Monday, 3/7 — Russia tells Ukraine that fighting could end if they give up three key regions; Zelensky urges global boycott of Russian products.

Sunday, 3/6 — U.N. urges safe passage for civilians as refugee crisis in Europe reaches unprecedented heights. Washington has seen ‘very credible’ reports that Russia has committed war crimes in its invasion of Ukraine, particularly in its deliberate attack of civilians.

Saturday, 3/5 — A second attempt to evacuate people out of Mariupol was halted; Russian missile strike destroys Ukrainian airport in Vinnytsia.

Friday, 3/4 — U.N. says more than 1.2 million refugees have fled Ukraine; Russian forces ‘occupy’ Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant; Zelensky criticizes NATO’s resistance to declaring a no-fly zone over Ukraine.

Thursday, 3/3 — Russia lays siege to Mariupol while Zelensky pleads for international assistance.

Wednesday, 3/2 — In a video address, Zelensky says Russia wants to “erase our country, erase us all.”

Tuesday, 3/1 — U.N. approves resolution condemning Russia.

Monday, 2/28 — Satellite images reveal that Russian convoy outside of Kyiv is 40+ miles long; negotiations between Russia and Ukraine begin in Belarus.

Sunday, 2/27 — Western coverage of Ukraine war criticized for ‘double standards.’

Saturday, 2/26 — EU approves closure of airspace to Russian aircrafts and bolsters sanctions.

Friday, 2/25 — Kyiv’s mayor imposes a city-wide curfew; U.S. and western allies move to supply Kyiv with weapons.

Thursday, 2/24 — Russia invades Ukraine; Ukrainian president Zelensky declares martial law in Ukraine and officially breaks diplomatic ties with Russia.