A brief timeline of Russia’s war in Ukraine

Russia had a plan to conquer Ukraine in about a week. A year after it tried to execute that plan, Russia’s army was in a fierce, bloody battle for a small, strategically insignificant city it had already reduced to smoldering rubble. Six months later, Moscow was on the defensive, engaged in World War I–style trench warfare, with casualties to match. Six months after that Russia started advancing, aided by a holdup in critical U.S. military aid.

Here are some key moments in Russia’s war in Ukraine.

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