2015 (MMXV) was a common yearstarting on Thursday (dominical letter D) of the Gregorian calendar, the 2015th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the fifteenth year of the 3rd millennium, the fifteenth year of the 21st century, and the sixth year of the 2010s decade.

2015 was designated as:


Events

January

February

  • February 12
    • Leaders from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France reach an agreement on the conflict in eastern Ukraine that includes a ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons. Notwithstanding several days later, the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels claim that, within its first day, the ceasefire was broken 139 times, as both sides failed to withdraw their heavy weapons and fighting had continued.
    • The United Nations Security Council adopts Resolution 2199 to combat terrorism.
  • February 16 – The Egyptianmilitary begins conducting airstrikes against a branch of the Islamic militant group ISIL in Libya in retaliation for the group's beheading of over a dozen Egyptian Christians.

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Nobel Prizes

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