On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine. This conflict has roots that can be traced back centuries to the Kyivan Rus’ of the late 9th Century, but is immediately linked to the Russian Invasion of Crimea and the Donbas in February 2014, which Russia had not returned to Ukraine prior to the 2022 invasion. The 2014 invasion was specifically related to the EuroMaidan Protests from November 2013 through to May 2014, and let to the capture of the entirety of the Crimean Peninsula and large parts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts (states).
Research Guides and other collated reference materials
A collection of research guides and other reference materials (such as blog posts) with information and links about the war.
- Resources on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine, Duke University, Ernest Zitser, Ph.D.
- Russian Federation’s Invasion of Ukraine, University of Michigan, Brendan Nieubuurt
- Research Guide on the Conflict in Ukraine, University of Minnesota, Brian Vetruba
- Research Guide: Ukraine, Miami University, Masha Stepanova and Jenny Presnell
- Russia’s War on Ukraine, Harvard University, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute
- Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine: Information Resource Guide, Princeton University, Thomas Keenan
- Ukraine Research Guide, NYU, Alla Roylance
- The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Resources at the Library of Congress, Library of Congress, Neely Tucker
- The Russian Invasion of Ukraine – Special Focus, NATO
- Russian invasion of Ukraine, PennState, Tara Anthony, Tara Murray Grove, Jeff Knapp, and Emily Reed
- Crisis in Ukraine: What Happened and Why, George Washington University, Global Resources Center
For more information on the conflict, check out some of these resources, separated by whether the site has a paywall.
Free Online Resources
- The BBC’s War in Ukraine
- Wikipedia’s 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
- The United Nations’ The UN and the war in Ukraine: key information
- United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence posts almost daily updates on their Twitter account, found here. These updates are usually maps.
- Володимир Зеленський (Volodymyr Zelenskyy)’s Twitter account. Posts regular updates about the War in Ukraine, in a variety of languages.
- The Guardian’s Ukraine War Live. Regular updates about the War in Ukraine. Newspaper is not paywalled, though they do regularly ask for subscriptions/donations.
- Al Jazeera’s Russia-Ukraine war
- NPR’s Russia-Ukraine Recap. Posts daily recaps about the War in Ukraine. Mainly links to other articles, not all articles are freely available from their original source.
- The Institute for the Study of War’s Ukraine Conflict Updates. Mainly analysis of military campaigns with very detailed maps.
Some of these resources may be available for free, but the organization in question has a paywall, and some of the links out of a free resource may be behind the paywall.
- New York Times’ Russia-Ukraine War. Has a collection of stories, live updates, maps, and other resources devoted to documenting the war in real time.
- Washington Post’s War in Ukraine. Has a collection of stories, live updates, maps, and other resources devoted to documenting the war in real time. Also has a special section on the Donbas.
- EuroMaidan Press (Twitter). Started by a former Peace Corps Volunteer living in Kyiv to deliver English-language news about the EuroMaidan protests, this resource gives constant Twitter updates about the conflict. Most articles are behind the paywall.