The war in Ukraine has shocked the world. Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022 marked a significant escalation point in the Russo-Ukrainian War, which first began in 2014.
While the 2022 attack on Ukraine left the world deeply shocked, for those living in Donbas and Crimea, the harsh reality of war has been ongoing since 2014, and has led to one of Europe's most devastating modern day conflicts since the Second World War.
Find out more about the Ukraine war and how the conflict is being fought in our video series below.
Ukraine war video series
Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Since the initial attack, pain, destruction and bloodshed has been caused, with hundreds of thousands killed and millions more displaced from their homes. But it wasn’t supposed to be like this.
According to research by the think tank RUSI, when Vladimir Putin began his invasion, he expected to take control of Ukraine within 10 days.
The latest YouTube video in our Ukraine series asks what went wrong? Why did Putin's plan fail? And how close did he come to succeeding?
Find out in: Russian invasion of Ukraine: How Putin lost in 10 days.
From the IWM Institute
Ukraine: Echoes from History
Watch a recording of the live talk, which took place on Tuesday 24th May 2022 at IWM London.
Historian Serhii Plokhy explores the history behind Russia's war in Ukraine with International Editor of Channel 4 News, Lindsey Hilsum.
Ukraine, with Sophie Duker
What is the history behind the events that have unfolded since Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022? Join comedian Sophie Duker as she finds out more from experts on the issues in IWM’s podcast, Conflict of Interest.
Ukraine: A Modern War
Sky News correspondents joined the IWM Institute on Tuesday 1 November 2022, to ask what lessons had been learned from the war to date and to discuss the past, present and future of Ukraine in an event broadcast live from IWM London.