The Russo-Ukrainian conflict has been ongoing since 2014, a time when Russia annexed Crimea and backed the separatists in Donbas. On February 24, 2022, the conflict escalated as Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale attack on Ukraine.
Conspiracies about a third World War and an inexplicable sense of anxiety has gripped a world that is just recovering from the turmoil of the pandemic. Putin’s decision to recognise the independence of two pro-Russian breakaway regions in Eastern Ukraine resulted in a “special military operation”. Within minutes, a dozen Ukrainian cities including the capital Kyiv were targeted with missile strikes. The war rages on till today.