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Russia-Ukraine War

A guide to resources related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The war between Russia and Ukraine started in 2014 when Russia annexed the Crimean Peninsula, and Russian backed separatist groups declared Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in the Donbas region of Eastern Ukraine. Russia officially recognized the two separatist republics on February 21, 2022. Three days later, on February 24, 2022, it invaded Ukraine.

The guide is an attempt to provide information on current events as well as historical and political sources.

This resource is a work in progress. 

History and Background

Russia's war against Ukraine 

Ukraine: history, people, geography, society, economy, and cultural heritage

Country Profiles and Data 

BBC News: Country Profiles
Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions. They also include audio and video clips from BBC archives.

CIA-The World Factbook: Ukraine
Lists population, government, military, and economic information for nations recognized by the United States.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 
Provides data and forecasts about political, economic, and business climates of various regions. War in Ukraine: view economic analysis report

Statistical information from member states on a variety of topics.

U.S. Department of State: Countries & Areas - Ukraine
Department of State resources. .

Independent Media & Fact Checking Sources 

bellingcat: Ukraine
Netherlands-based investigative journalism group that specializes in fact-checking and open-source intelligence. The website was blocked for Russian users on March 14. 

Euromaidan Press
English language newspaper launched in 2014 by Ukrainian volunteers.  

The Gaze (Media/Videos)
News and events surrounding the war as well as rich Ukrainian culture. 

Kyiv Independent 
Ukraine’s English-language media outlet, created by journalists who were fired from the Kyiv Post for defending editorial independence.

Russian independent news website based in Latvia. 

Moscow Echo (Ехо Москвы)  - Currently shut down
Independent Russian radio station. Ехо journalists are currently using this You Tube channel

Novaya gazeta Evropa (Новая газета Европа)
A new edition of the Russian independent newspaper "Novaya gazeta" that had to suspend its publication in Russia.  Novaya rasskaz-gazeta (magazine, currently suspended) 

Russia-Ukraine Disinformation Tracking Center: 100+ Putin-Boosting Websites and Ten Top Myths
Russian disinformation sites identified by NewsGuard. 

 Fact-checking organization, founded in March 2014 by Ukrainian professors and students.

TV Rain (Телеканал Дождь)
Russian independent news channel. ТВ Дождь was relaunched from Latvia in July 2022 after it halted its operations in March 2022. 
Dozhd archived content (until April 2022):  You Tube channel

War in Ukraine
Official website of Ukraine- the information is verified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. 

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