Ceasefire Violations and Key Developments in Donbas
Fighting between Ukrainian government forces and Russian-led separatists in the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine surged during the week of Russia’s full-scale invasion on 24 February 2022, contributing to a 341% increase in violence relative to the previous month. After an initial decline in fighting following the July 2020 ceasefire, data show that violations steadily rose ahead of the invasion, with spikes during periods of Russian military buildup along the border. This interactive timeline displays ceasefire violations in Donetsk and Luhansk and charts their impact on conflict patterns from the beginning of ACLED coverage in 2018 through to Russia’s recognition of separatist independence on 21 February 2022 and the start of the new phase of the war. For further background, see our initial assessment of the July 2020 ceasefire here.
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