Russia's offensive threatens to kill thousands of people, force millions more to flee, and destabilize much of Europe, with the consequences certain to reverberate across the world.
Russian troops were advancing toward Kyiv, and in advance of a possible siege on the city.
Retrieved 14 March 2022.
In 2021 and early 2022, there was a major Russian military build-up around Ukraine's borders.
Retrieved 1 March 2014.
Retrieved 4 December 2015.