Russia + Ukraine

Finland's border guards walk at construction site of the border barrier fence between Finland and R...
Associated Press

Finland plans to close its entire border with Russia over migration concerns

The government of accuses Moscow of ushering the migrants toward the Finnish border.
3 days ago
the U.S. believes Kim is seeking sophisticated Russian weapons technologies in return for the munit...
AAMER MADHANI Associated Press

US says North Korea delivered 1,000 containers of equipment and munitions to Russia for Ukraine war

The White House says that North Korea has delivered military equipment to Russia for its ongoing war in Ukraine.
2 months ago
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach, centre, speaks on the first day of the...
Associated Press

IOC suspends Russian Olympic Committee for incorporating Ukrainian sports regions

The Russian Olympic Committee has been suspended by the IOC for breaching the Olympic Charter by incorporating sports bodies in four regions in eastern Ukraine.
2 months ago
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko at the Eurasian Economic Forum on May 24, in Moscow, Russ...
Mariya Knight

US is pushing Russia ‘toward using’ nuclear weapons by arming Ukraine, Belarus leader says

 Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko says the United States is pushing Russia toward the use of nuclear weapons by continuing to arm Ukraine.
2 months ago
The Olenegorsky Gornyak warship stands moored at a harbour of Novorossiysk, Russia, Sunday, July 30...
Radina Gigova and Olya Voitovych, CNN

Ukraine claims commander of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet was killed in Sevastopol attack

As part of the attack on Sevastopol, Ukraine claims to have killed the commander of Russia's Black Sea Fleet, Admiral Viktor Sokolov.
2 months ago
Image of Ukraine's Head of the Office of the President Andriy Yermak, left, and Ukraine's Foreign M...
Olga Voitovych, Jessie Gretener and Tim Lister, CNN

Ukraine launches missile attack on Russia’s Black Sea Fleet headquarters in Crimea, official says

Over the past month, Ukraine has stepped up attacks on Russian military bases and other installations, including air defenses, in Crimea.
2 months ago
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, seen here on September 19, met on Wednesday in Manhattan wi...
Matt Egan

Zelensky meets with Wall Street CEOs and business leaders to discuss rebuilding Ukraine

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was in New York on Wednesday evening and met with Wall Street CEOs and other business leaders.
2 months ago
A view through a train window showed the damage to the Kerch Bridge on July 17. Photo credit: Strin...
Christian Edwards

Why has Ukraine stepped up its strikes on occupied Crimea?

(CNN) — Ukraine has ramped up missile and drone strikes on occupied Crimea in recent weeks, as it attempts to land both strategic and symbolic blows against Russian forces that annexed the peninsula in 2014. Kyiv launched an extensive assault on a Russian naval base in Sevastopol early Wednesday morning – damaging a ship and a submarine, and injuring 24 […]
3 months ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be on a train heading to Russia, multiple South Korean m...
Jake Kwon, Gawon Bae, Jessie Yeung, Brad Lendon and Helen Regan

Armored train carrying Kim Jong Un at Russian border ahead of Putin meeting

(CNN) — Kim Jong Un’s heavily-armored private train has been geolocated at the Russian border ahead of an expected and closely-watched summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, amid warnings from the United States that the two leaders could strike an arms deal. It comes as South Korea’s Defense Ministry said it believes the North Korean leader entered […]
3 months ago
FILE - A Romanian Air Force F- 16s military fighter jet, left, and a Portuguese Air Force F- 16s mi...
Mark Jones

US to train Ukrainians to fly F-16s starting in October

Beginning in October, Ukrainian pilots will be taught how to fly F-16s in Arizona.
3 months ago
Image of a truck carrying part of a private jet that crashed near the village of Kuzhenkino, Tver r...
Associated Press

Kremlin denies role in plane crash believed to have killed Russian mercenary leader Prigozhin

A preliminary U.S. intelligence assessment concluded the plane was downed by an intentional explosion.
3 months ago
Speculation about Yevgeny Prigozhin’s eventual fate began soon after his march on Russia two mont...
Lauren Said-Moorhouse

Yevgeny Prigozhin would be latest in line of Putin critics who met an early death

Speculation about Yevgeny Prigozhin’s eventual fate began soon after his march on Russia two months ago.
3 months ago
Image taken from video showing smoke and flames rising from a crashed private jet near the village ...
Associated Press

US intelligence assessment determines intentionally caused explosion killed Wagner chief Prigozhin

The officials did not offer any details of what caused the explosion that was believed to have killed Prigozhin and several of his lieutenants
3 months ago
Image of Yevgeny Prigozhin, the chief of Russian mercenary group Wagner, who was listed among passe...
By Zahid Mahmood and Tara John, CNN

Mercenary chief who staged mutiny in Russia is listed as a passenger on a plane that crashed, state media says

The crash comes months after Prigozhin launched a mutiny against Russia’s military leadership, an unprecedented challenge to Russian President Putin.
3 months ago
Social media videos showed a Russian warship listing heavily and being towed after Moscow claimed i...
Tim Lister, Victoria Butenko and Olga Voitovych

Russian warship seen listing in Black Sea after Ukrainian sea drone attack on major base

Ukrainian sea drones attacked a Russian naval base, damaging a warship.
4 months ago
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Ukrainian drone strike Saturday caused a massive explosion at an ammunitio...
FELIPE DANA Associated Press

Drone strike hits Crimean ammunition depot as strikes kill, wound civilians and journalists in Ukraine

A Ukrainian drone strike has caused a massive explosion at an ammunition depot in Russia-annexed Crimea, forcing the evacuation of nearby homes in the latest attack since Moscow canceled a landmark grain deal amid Kyiv’s grinding efforts to retake its occupied territories.
4 months ago
FILE - A helicopter drops water to stop fire on Crimean Bridge connecting Russian mainland and Crim...
Associated Press

Key Russian bridge to Crimea is attacked again, with Moscow blaming Ukraine for blast that kills 2

An attack before dawn damaged part of a bridge linking Russia to Moscow-annexed Crimea that is a key supply route for Kremlin forces in the war with Ukraine.
5 months ago
Cluster Munitions Donetsk Ukraine
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Natasha Bertrand and Haley Britzky, CNN

US to send cluster munitions banned by over 100 nations to Ukraine after months of debate

Biden said on Friday that it was a “difficult decision” to provide Ukraine with cluster munitions which have been banned by many countries.
5 months ago
President Joe Biden speaks with CNN's Fareed Zakaria during a televised interview inside the Roosev...
Jeremy Herb

Biden says war with Russia must end before NATO can consider membership for Ukraine

President Biden said Sunday that the war between Russia and Ukraine must end before NATO can consider Ukraine for membership.
5 months ago
President Joe Biden listens as he meets with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson in the Oval Off...
Mark Jones

US sends cluster bombs to Ukraine as Russia troops build near Donbas

With Russia mounting troops in the Donbas region, the United States announced Friday it is sending cluster bombs to Ukraine.
5 months ago
Russian President Vladimir putin pictured...
Associated Press

Wagner’s mercenary leader issues a defiant statement as Moscow tries to project stability

In an 11-minute audio statement, Yevgeny Prigozhin said he acted to prevent the destruction of Wagner and wasn't seeking to stage a coup.
5 months ago
The head of the Wagner force said Saturday he has ordered his mercenaries to halt their march on Mo...
Associated Press

Wagner chief ordered Russian mercenaries to halt march on Moscow

The head of the Wagner force said Saturday he has ordered his mercenaries to halt their march on Moscow and retreat to their field camps in Ukraine to avoid shedding Russian blood.
5 months ago
Fighters of Wagner private mercenary group stand guard in a street near the headquarters of the Sou...
Natasha Bertrand, CNN

US and western officials caught off guard by Prigozhin’s escalation in Russia

After swiftly claiming control of military facilities in two Russian cities, Prigozhin has warned that his troops would head to Moscow.
5 months ago
A still from a video posted to social media that purports to show the Wagner PMC camp allegedly hit...
CNN Staff

Why Russia is investigating Wagner boss Yevgeny Prigozhin

The leader of Russia' mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhin, is rapidly falling out of favor with leaders in Moscow.
5 months ago