/Russia controls 20 percent of Ukraine 100 days after invasion | USA TODAY

Russia controls 20 percent of Ukraine 100 days after invasion | USA TODAY


The war in Ukraine reaches an unfortunate milestone of 100 days, as political leaders across the world condemn Vladimir Putin for his attacks.

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On the eve of the 100th day Thursday, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in an address that Russia now controls about 20% of his country. The startling statement came at a time when Russia is making slow but steady gains in the eastern Donbas region.

Zelenskyy’s estimate appeared to include not only the Russian conquests during the invasion it launched Feb. 24 but also its 2014 annexation of Crimea and partial command of disputed territory in Luhansk and Donetsk in the east, which he referenced in his speech.

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