Clockwise from top left; Russian tanks crossing deeper into Ukraine from Crimea, Ukranian Armed Forces defending Vesele, Spetsnaz storming a Ukranian suburb, a Russian BTR after being destroyed by Ukrainian soldiers.
1 March, 2014 (Russian annexation of Crimea), 15 May, 2015 (declaration of war) - February 23rd, 2018
Ukraine, Russo-Ukrainian border
- Crimea recognized as part of Russia by international community
Supported by United States United Kingdom Germany Poland Estonia Latvia Lithuania
Republic of Crimea Novorossiya
Supported by India Belarus Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Syria Iraq
Barack Obama (until January 20th, 2017)
Rand Paul (after January 20th, 2017)
Casualties and losses
India, Kyrgyzstan, Taijikistan, Syria and Iraq voiced support for Russia, but did not send troops, or other armament into the battlefield
The Russo-Ukrainian War was a conflict fought between the Russian Federation and Ukraine from 2015 to 2018.
The war had it's origins when Russia annexed the former Soviet land mass of Crimea. The war would escalate, when Russia would attempt to expand up their gains in Crimea and take over more of the country, eventually announcing their intentions to invade the entire nation of Ukraine, leading to subsequent duel war declarations from Kiev and Moscow.
Following interventions on behalf of Ukraine by the US, UK and the Baltic States, Russia would end up withdrawing from almost all of Ukraine excluding Crimea, which was eventually recognized as part of Russia by the world, with the last country to do being Ukraine.