Russia and Ukraine, yet another war in the center of Europe

The Russia-Ukraine war is a conflict that has been taking place in Eastern Europe since 2014: it started when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine, and pro-Russian separatists started fighting the Ukrainian government in the Donbass region. . The Russian government has been accused of providing military and financial support to separatists, as well as violating ceasefire agreements several times. The Ukrainian government has also been criticized for its use of force against separatists, as well as for alleged human rights violations. As of 2019, the conflict has resulted in over 10.000 deaths. In the early morning of February 24, 2022, Putin announced a military operation in the Donbass, starting an invasion of Ukraine.