Russia had been backing the Yanukovych Government in Ukraine since 2010. Russia had been pushing its government into a Pro-Russian State. In 2013, Viktor Yanukovych was invited to a Eurozone discussion to consider joining the European Union. At the last minute however, Yanukovych backed out and agreed to join a Russian-backed Currency Union instead.
Immediately, Ukrainians took to the streets and pressured the Parliament to remove Yanukovych out of power. In February, they complied and Yanukovych was arrested.
In response, Russia send advanced agents to scout the area and find weaknesses in Ukraine's military. The country invaded Crimea two weeks later, and declared it a part of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
Ukraine had condemned the Invasion as an "act of war" and Russia was sanctioned by the United States. This, however, backfired, as it only led to Russia taking quick and decisive action.
On April 14, Russia attacked Donetsk and Luhansk with the help of an insurgency movement which formed the Ukrainian Soviet Army. Russia attacked Ukraine from two different fronts, the East and West. While the Eastern Half of Ukraine fell rather quickly, The West was met with swift and decisive resistance.
Battles in Mariupol and Kiev
On June 15, Russian Forces pushed into Kiev and began attacking targets, at the same time, the Ukrainian Soviet Army proclaimed the Provisional Government of a revived Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.
Mariupol, a City along the Southeastern Coast, saw the longest battle in the War. Ukrainian forces had managed to push the Soviets Backed and were on the verge of reclaiming Donbass. Russia, however, send forces from the Northern Half of the Country to reinforce the South and cut off the city of Donetsk leading to a showoff. Air Strikes were also called in but the battle, lasted about two months, with town-to-town fighting and some of the deadliest battles in European History.
By August, Much of the Russian hardware used by Ukraine had been dismantled in order to prevent it from falling into Soviet Hands and Ukraine used Weaponry from NATO and other countries, But a Russian Group led a campaign to stop the dismantlement leading to ceasefire, But not before an intense bombing campaign on border cities, including Rostov-on-Don and the Russian Naval Base in Sevastapol, which may have been destroyed with a nuclear weapon.
Belarus, in response, called for talks to be held in Minsk, but decided to send troops. Belorussian Soldiers helped hold the Northern Half of the Country and Began engaging Ukrainian Forces in a deadly battle in Luhansk.
Ceasefire, Banderas Incident, War Resumes
On September 3rd, Russia opened the next front. Attacking from Belorussian, Russian Forces shelled Kirev began moving their forces through. Proxy fighters and Belorussian Soldiers were sent to aid the Russian Forces. Thousands of Ukrainian Soldiers were executed as a show of force. More than 30,000 were killed during the September Massacre
Bessarabia became the next vital target for Russia. The Southern Corridor was on the verge of collapse and the people of those regions fled. But the decision to attack from the West was halted with the signing of an accord.
The War ground to a halt with a ceasefire, which allowed for a Demilitarized zone to be formed on the Dnieper River, as Russia controlled the East and Ukraine controlled the West. The Ukrainian Government moved to Lviv and the occupation forces declared the reinstatement of the Ukrainian Soviet Republic in the East.
For Two Months, the two sides fought and attacked each other verbally, but tensions heated up. On October 28, 2014, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, was caught with a giant framed picture of Stepan Bandera, the former leader of the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists. First Dismissed as Russian Propaganda, It was confirmed by an American Reporter who was meeting with Poroshenko in Lyiv to discuss the situation. Yatsenyuk was placed under arrest for Crimes against the state and forced to resign. Poroshenko proclaimed himself Prime Minister as the Verkhnova Rada Approved Emergency Powers for him.
Ukraine had received armed shipments from NATO and other countries as they built up their borders on the Dnieper River. The Soviet Force recovered most of the Russian hardware and was compensated for any hardware that was destroyed by the West. Patrol Boats and watchtowers became a normal scene in the river front communities and the two sides had been close to drawing formal lines. On December 28, 2014, Ukrainian Forces accidentally fired a flare shot into the air. Russians misinterpreted it as an act of war and retaliated. The Front Lines broke quickly and hostilities resumed.
On January 26, 2015, Russia opened the next front. Attacking from Moldova, Russian Forces shelled Odessa and began moving their forces through. Proxy fighters and Belorussian Soldiers were sent to aid the Russian and Transnistrian Forces. Bessarabia had fallen rather quickly and Russian Forces made the March to Lyiv. The Battle took place for two weeks before an air strike had finally ended. Ukraine was forced to surrender on March 27, 2015 and Poroshenko fled