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War in Ukraine: How one year of conflict changed geopolitics and economics

Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the Russia-Ukraine war, have a look at how the conflict that nobody believed would last this long changed the world

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Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
In the early hours of Thursday, exactly one year ago, on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the launch of a "special military operation" in Ukraine. He said they would "pursue the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine, as well as bringing to justice those who committed numerous bloody crimes against civilians, including citizens of the Russian Federation".

The speech came just days after Putin recognised Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic in the Donbas region in Ukraine.

The "military operation" has become one of the biggest geopolitical events in decades, leading to a huge global economic disruption.

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First Published: Feb 24 2023 | 9:47 AM IST

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