100 Days of Ukraine War – Russian War Crimes, Hellscapes, “Sick” Putin and Heroism – World News

Russia invaded Ukraine 100 days ago, destroying cities, killing thousands of people – including civilians – and leaving heartbroken families. What happens next? Here we look at the options

A teacher injured in a Russian bombing raid
A teacher injured in a Russian bombing raid

In just 100 days, Russian invaders turned Ukraine’s cities into hellscapes, killing thousands and tearing families apart.

Fierce fighting is now centered on a 600-mile eastern front, keeping the capital, Kyiv, safe for the time being.

Thousands of Russian troops were pushed back, leaving a trail of battered, battered, and murdered civilians. More than 10,000 war crimes were charged, including rape, murder, torture and kidnapping.

Russia is tightening its grip on Severodonetsk in the Donbass, while across Ukraine 100 people die and 500 are injured every day.

But Ukraine’s fierce defense has dashed the Kremlin’s prediction of a quick victory.







Firefighters work to put out a fire in a shell-hit apartment building in Kiev’s Obolon district
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1. Vladimir Putin

Crazy dream of the past

Security circles believe it is very likely that the Russian President, 69, is seriously ill and will need regular medical attention.

His bloated face and frequent disappearances from public view have sparked cancer rumors.

He spends a lot of time in his huge villa outside Moscow and is accompanied by doctors everywhere. It’s possible that the embittered ex-KGB man’s obsession with restoring strength to the old Soviet Union was influenced by illness.

His clumsy claim that Ukraine is full of Nazis threatening Russia defies belief. A security expert said: “Putin’s absence and appearance suggest illness and paranoia.

“This would likely have a serious impact on his decisions.”







Security circles assume that Putin is seriously ill
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2. Conflict progression

Now it’s a race against time

The invasion began with widespread strikes, followed by a massive armored push towards Kyiv.

Ukraine put up a brilliant defense, crushing Moscow’s tanks with Western-supplied missiles and bombarding them with drones.

Hundreds of tanks were blown up, forcing Moscow to retreat. But their retreat exposed Russian atrocities with hundreds of dead civilians piled in mass graves.

Meanwhile, nearly 1,200 Russian tanks were destroyed along with 200 aircraft. Around 30,000 Russian soldiers are dead.

Tens of thousands of civilians have died – 20,000 in Mariupol. The battle has now turned east and Ukraine is struggling to hold back a slow Russian advance.

America sends missiles that could outperform Russian artillery. But it’s a race against time. If Russia’s attack on Severodonestk is successful, it will control all of Luhansk, the smaller of two regions in Donbass.

Total control of industrial Donbass and the southern coast would be disastrous for Ukraine.







Civil Defense volunteers prepare Molotov cocktails in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk in western Ukraine
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3. Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Hero in a green t-shirt

The former TV comedian’s quiet defiance, clad in a green military T-shirt, has become a symbol of Ukrainian strength.

In the days following the invasion, he looked exhausted, his voice cracking with emotion.

But within a week he transformed into a warrior and refused to flee when Russian hit squads came his way.

In response to a US rescue offer, he said, “I don’t need a ride — I need ammunition.” are here, the citizens are here. We are all here to protect our country’s independence. Glory to Ukraine!”

His opposition to Putin has strengthened Ukrainians in the face of grotesque violence.

The 44-year-old comes from a Jewish family, grew up speaking Russian and Ukrainian and studied law before becoming an actor.

Clever use of social media launched his political career in 2018 and he became the country’s sixth president.







Volodymyr Zelensky walks in the city of Bucha after a massacre by Russian soldiers
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4. Refugees

Millions seek safety

Six million fled when the war began, although two million have since returned.

Another eight million were displaced within Ukraine.

The research organization Pew Center said at the beginning: “Russia’s invasion has triggered one of the largest refugee crises in modern times.

“There are now almost as many Ukrainian refugees as there were Afghan refugees who fled the Taliban in 2001.” The UK is processing tens of thousands of resettlement applications through the Homes for Ukraine campaign.

More than 100,000 people have offered rooms. More than 26,000 Ukrainians have arrived here to accept the offer and another 34,000 have arrived on family visas.=

But the government program has run into problems, and there have been painfully slow delays in processing applications.







Refugees from Ukraine wait for their onward journey at a train station in Krakow, Poland
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5. Global Sanctions

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Russia has become the most sanctioned country in the world, with 5,000 sweeping bans imposed on it and its key figures.

The US has introduced more than 1,000 restrictions affecting Moscow’s ability to trade and the finances of its leaders and lawmakers.

Companies refusing to do business in Russia include McDonalds, Coca Cola, KFC, BP ​​and Shell.

The Russian transport was paralyzed by flight bans. But the sanctions that will eventually cripple Putin are swamping his short-term war coffers from rising oil and gas prices. An additional £76 billion is believed to have been pumped in.

But more than half of Russians have suffered a drop in income and unemployment is rising. Experts believe the sanctions will affect Moscow’s ability to buy arms.

6. Probable Outcomes

The war can rage on for years

What began as a disorganized invasion harassed by well-trained guerrilla defenders has turned into a more conventional conflict.

Russia has suffered huge losses, but Putin believes this is unimportant.

The war that began in the East in 2014 could rage on for years to come at a much bloodier cost.

Missile attacks on western Ukraine are likely to increase as Moscow seeks to halt military supplies. Western naval support to escort merchant ships out of Ukraine would be extremely risky. And if Russia cuts off Ukraine from the sea, it will be devastating. NATO would have to reconsider its policy of not actively participating.

A former British military intelligence officer said: “Only one man knows what Russia’s next step will be. Those around him who know he is infatuated are either not listened to or are too intimidated to speak.”

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