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Key moments in a year of war after Russia invaded Ukraine


By The Associated Press

The war in Ukraine has killed thousands, forced millions to flee their homes, reduced entire cities to rubble and fueled fears the confrontation could escalate into an open conflict between Russia and NATO. Russian President Vladimir Putin may have hoped for a quick victory when he launched the invasion on Feb. 24, 2022, but stiff Ukrainian resistance derailed Moscow’s blitz, turning back an attempt to seize the capital, Kyiv. Massive supplies of Western weapons helped the Ukrainian military turn the tide in the conflict and reclaim broad swaths of territory. Fierce battles continue in eastern Ukraine in a grinding war of attrition.

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