Lisa Haseldine Lisa Haseldine

Why is Russia ignoring the anniversary of the Ukraine war?

Vladimir Putin at a rally dedicated to Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow (Credit: Getty images)

If you read the Russian newspapers this morning, you would be forgiven for thinking today was a day like any other. You would have almost no clue that 24 February marks the one year anniversary of Putin’s bloody, stalling invasion of Ukraine, in which nearly 200,000 of the country’s men have so far been killed or injured.

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