/ 23 February 2024

War in Ukraine enters a third year

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Saturday marks 2 years since Russia invaded Ukraine, and despite over 500,000 casualties from both sides, Russian President Vladimir Putin is showing no signs of ending his offensive. Experts say he has settled into a war of attrition – aka dragging it out to wear Ukraine down. In the early days, Ukraine was praised for its defence despite being significantly outgunned, but recent reports suggest Ukraine has made few gains and will have to rely more on drones than ground troops. That’s on the cards with waning support from the US. With the conflict on its doorstep, the European Union is still backing Ukraine, approving new sanctions on Russia this week. But with every passing day, the cost of rebuilding Ukraine goes up – experts say it has already surpassed US$486 billion.

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