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REPORTAGE: Ukraine - Life During Wartime
On February 24th, 2022 Russia launched a full-scale invasion of neighbouring Ukraine. Russian forces have systematically targeted civilians, civilian infrastructure and there is abundant evidence of wide-spread war crimes. The war has caused the largest displacement of people since World War II, with more than 12 million people forced to flee their homes, and had severe effects on economies, energy prices and food security across the globe. Despite being faced with a much larger and more powerful enemy, Ukrainian's have courageously and doggedly defended their country, unified as a nation and rallied the support of the international community to their cause. In late 2022, the Ukrainian Armed Forces conducted a major counter-offensive that liberated large swaths of territory in Kharkiv and Donetsk Oblasts from Russian occupation, a major turning point in the war.