On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in a major escalation of the Russo Ukrainian war that began in 2014. The invasion caused Europe's largest refugee crises since WW2 with around 7.3 mullion Ukrainians fleeing the country and a third of the population were displaced. It also caused global food shortages..
Volodomyr Zelenskyy was given the option to leave the country at the start of the invasion. He choose to stay with his people and fight.