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Russia is involved in the non-international armed conflicts in Syria, an international armed conflict with Ukraine and a series of military occupations, namely the occupation of Crimea, the occupations of South Ossetia and Abkhazia in Georgia, and the occupation of the Transdniestria in Moldova.

Russia is currently a party to a series of armed conflicts. For further information on who is considered a party to an armed conflict, see ‘contemporary challenges – multinational forces: who is a party to the conflict?’ in our classification section.


  • Russia has been occupying parts of Ukrainian territory, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol ('Crimea'), since March 2014.





Last updated: Monday 29th January 2018