On Friday, 3 June, 100 days have been completed since the Russia-Ukraine War started. On 24 February, Vladimir Putin announced the launch of a "special military operation" against Ukraine after months of increasing military-weapons deployment along the Ukrainian border and several denials of any plans to attack.
Many experts had agreed that this war would last only a few days, the Ukrainian army, under President Zelensky, would lay down arms in a few days. It is now 100 days since the war began, and the Ukrainian military may have weakened, but its morale has not weakened.
Let us know what happened in these 100 days of the Russia-Ukraine War Complete Timeline.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 1 (24 February -2 March)
On 24 March, Russia's attack began with missile strikes across Ukraine. Russian forces infiltrated by land from Senkivka towards Kyiv and Crimea towards Kherson. In the capital Kyiv, Russian paratroopers also made two attempts to break into the Rashtrapati Bhavan to assassinate President Zelensky.
On the second Day of the war, President Zelensky posted a video shot that showed him in the capital Kyiv. He did not accept the U.S. offer to get out of Ukraine safely. By 28 February, the fourth Day of the battle, a squadron of Russian helicopters took control of Hostomel Airport outside Kyiv.
By 2 March, Russian forces had besieged the strategically important port city of Mariupol and captured the city of Kherson. Within a week of the war, the number of refugees had reached close to 9.9 lakhs.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 2 (3 March - 9 March)
By March 5, 10 days had elapsed since the war began. The main bridge over the Irpin River and the Soviet-Russian-era dam on the river were destroyed in Russian attacks. This created a flood-like situation in the west of Kyiv.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 3 (10 March - 16 March)
By 11 March, it had been two weeks since the war began, and Ukraine, especially the capital Kyiv, was devastated by the bombings. The Pentagon, the U.S. Department of Defense, then issued a report that a Russian military convoy 40 miles northwest of Kyiv was "moving in a firing position." However, the Ukrainian army was giving a befitting reply.
Till 10 March, more than 80 flights had been operated under Operation Ganga to rescue the stranded Indians in Ukraine. On 1 March, the Indian Air Force (I.A.F.) was called in for help; This was the DayDay when an Indian student was killed in Kharkiv.
On 16 March, the Russian army, besieging Mariupol, launched an air raid on the city's main theater, where hundreds of civilians had taken refuge. After three weeks of the war, the number of refugees had increased to more than 3.1 million.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 4 (17 March- 23 March)
The war had now reached the fourth week, defying the estimates of many war experts. Everyone was surprised at how many Ukrainian soldiers challenged Russia's strong Dena. The situation was that on 22 March, Ukraine claimed that the Russian army had only three days of supplies left. However, on the other hand, the common citizens suffered due to this war. By 22 March, the number of refugees had crossed 35 lakhs.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 5 (24 March – 30 March)
When the fifth week of the Russo-Ukraine war ended, it seemed that the war would end soon with talks. On 29 March, Russia announced during negotiations with Ukraine in Turkey that it would "massively reduce military activity" near Kyiv and Chernihiv. However, these things proved to be aerial, and the shelling continued.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 6 (31 March – 6 April)
When the Russian army retreated from the city of Bucha in the sixth week of the Russo-Ukraine war, it left behind the scene of the massacre. By 5 April, Ukrainian authorities had found more than 300 bodies. Many of them had their hands tied.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 7 (7 April - 13 April)
On 11 April, Ukraine called for more weapons from Western countries to help prevent a possible Russian offensive in the Donbas region. On the same DayDay, Ukrainian President Zelensky told South Korea's parliament that tens of thousands of people were likely killed in Russia's attack on Mariupol.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 8 (14 April - 20 April)
On 14 April, the Ukrainian army sank the Moskva cruiser, the main battleship of the Russian fleet, in the Black Sea. Russia's Defense Ministry initially denied media reports that the Moskva cruiser sank. The Russian Defense Ministry claimed that the fire had been extinguished. Ukraine argued that it had attacked Russia's Moskva cruiser with Neptune anti-ship cruise missiles.
On 18 April, Ukraine's Zelensky government announced that a new Russian offensive had begun on the eastern border.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 9 (April 21-April 27)
On 21 April, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued an order that the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol should be cordoned off by his army so that not a single fly could get out.
On 27 April, the U.K. Defense Ministry said Ukraine retained control of most of its airspace and that Russia had failed to effectively destroy Ukraine's air force or suppress its air defense.
On the same Day, Gazprom Company of Russia stopped gas supply to Poland and Bulgaria due to non-payment in Russian currency Ruble.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 10 (28 April- 4 May)
On 29 April, Russia issued a statement that it used one of its diesel submarines in the Black Sea to attack Ukrainian military bases with the help of Kalibr cruise missiles. It was the first time in Russia-Ukraine that Moscow admitted to using its submarine fleet to attack Ukraine.
On the same DayDay, Kyiv police claimed that the bodies of 1,150 civilians had been recovered in the region of Ukraine since the withdrawal of Russian forces in early April.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 11 (5 May - 11 May)
Many war experts were hoping that on 9 May, Victory Day, Russia might officially declare war on Ukraine. And on this occasion, in a speech at the military parade in Moscow, Putin can claim victory in Mariupol or elsewhere in Ukraine. However, nothing of the sort happened.
By 9 May, the number of refugees displaced by the Russo-Ukraine War had reached six million.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 12 (12 May - 18 May)
By 13 May, weaknesses began to appear in the Russian military's offensive in the Donbas. Meanwhile, the Russian army was forced to withdraw due to heavy bombardment from the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine's second-largest city.
On 13 May, the trial of the first Russian soldier in the Russia-Ukraine war on charges of war crimes began. Vadim Shysimarin, a 21-year-old Russian commander of the Kantemirovskaya Tank Division, was charged with murder a 62-year-old Ukrainian national.
On 17 May, Ukrainian soldiers (defending Mariupol's Azovstal steelworks) finally surrendered. The Russian army took them loaded in buses. On this DayDay, Ukraine expressed hope that Ukrainian soldiers would return as part of a prisoner swap, although some Russian officials said Ukrainian soldiers could be prosecuted.
On 18 May, 21-year-old Russian commander Vadim Shysimarin pleaded guilty in the first war crimes trial.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 13 (19 May- 25 May)
On 20 May, Ukraine's President Zelensky said that the eastern Donbas region of Ukraine had been "completely destroyed" by Russian forces. On the same Day, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz noted there could be "no shortcuts" to E.U. membership for Ukraine. He became the second E.U. leader in ending Ukraine's hopes of fast-track membership in the E.U.
On 23 May, a court in the capital Kyiv sentenced 21-year-old Russian commander Vadim Shysimarin to Life imprisonment in the first war crimes trial.
On 24 May, President Zelensky said Ukraine was ready to exchange prisoners with Russia. He also appealed to his allies to put "maximum" pressure on Moscow at the World Economic Forum (W.E.F.) in Davos.
Russia-Ukraine War Timeline: Week 14 (26 May - 1 June)
As the 100th DayDay of the Russo-Ukraine War drew close, Ukrainian forces were feeling military pressure on the eastern border. Russia has identified the Ukrainian city of Sievierodonetsk as its next target and is moving to encircle the city. On 2 May, President Zelensky of Ukraine said that Russia currently occupies about 20 percent of Ukraine's territory.