Ukraine-Russia War (February 2022-current)

ESS Newsletter

2022, Vol 2

Brief History

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.


Online resources

For more information on the conflict, check out some of these resources, separated by whether the site has a paywall.

Free Online Resources

Paywalled Resources

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.