Russia + Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a Security Council meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow,...
Joshua Berlinger, CNN

Putin announces Russia will annex four regions of Ukraine

The annexation announcement follows so-called referendums in the regions that were universally dismissed as "a sham" by Ukraine and Western nations.
9 hours ago
A service member of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic walks past a banner on the doors ...
Anna Chernova, Joshua Berlinger and Rob Picheta, CNN

Putin to host ceremony annexing occupied Ukrainian territories on Friday, Kremlin says

Some of the separatist leaders involved in carrying out sham referendums to secede from Ukraine and join Russia landed in Moscow Thursday, according to a photograph posted by the Russia-appointed deputy head of the Kherson regional military administration Kirill Stremousov.
1 day ago
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Jennifer Hansler, CNN

US Embassy warns Americans to leave Russia

 (CNN) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow issued a security alert overnight that urged U.S. citizens to leave Russia immediately while there are still options for departing the country. The alert comes in the wake of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s order for partial mobilization of Russian men to fight in his war in Ukraine. “Russia […]
2 days ago
Riot police detain a demonstrator during a protest against mobilization in Moscow, Russia, Wednesda...
Simone McCarthy, Matthew Chance, Tim Lister, Anna Chernova and Mick Krever, CNN

Tearful scenes and protest as mobilization gets underway in Russia

The first phase of Russia's mobilization began on Thursday as videos surfaced of tearful families saying goodbye to men who were getting ready to be deployed.
7 days ago
Ukraine flag held at Utah rally....
Adam Small

Utah man’s foundation stepping up to help get winter clothes to Ukraine

The Backroads Foundation, started by a Utah native, has been able to donate $2.3 million worth of supplies to Ukraine since its founding in March.
8 days ago
Biden pictured. He will address the UN on Wednesday...
Kevin Liptak, CNN

Biden returns to UN as world grapples with Putin’s latest provocations in Ukraine war

One of Biden's objectives in his speech Wednesday will be to stress the importance of maintaining unity among western allies in supporting Ukraine.
9 days ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) and Russian President Vladimir Putin leave after a session of the ...
Nectar Gan, CNN

Putin concedes China has ‘questions and concerns’ over Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin admitted Thursday that China has questions and concerns over Russia's prolonged military operation in Ukraine.
14 days ago
Former U.S. diplomat Bill Richardson, seen here in November 2021, and his team were in Moscow this ...
Jennifer Hansler, CNN

Former Gov. Bill Richardson held meetings in Moscow this week with Russian leadership

Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson was in Moscow this week and held meetings with Russian leadership.
16 days ago
FILE - A convoy of Russian armored vehicles moves along a highway in Crimea, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022...
Nick Paton Walsh, CNN

The curtain protecting the dignity of Russia’s military has been pulled back

In a startling week, the dignity of Russia's military has been pulled back.
17 days ago
A tank with soldiers...
ELENA BECATOROS and HANNA ARHIROVA Associated Press

Ukraine piles pressure on retreating Russian troops

The retreat didn't stop Russia from pounding Ukrainian positions, however. Early Tuesday, it shelled the city of Lozova in the Kharkiv region, killing three people and injuring nine, said regional governor Oleh Syniehubov.
17 days ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a parade marking Navy Day in Saint Petersburg, Russia Ju...
Josh Pennington and Ivana Kottasová, CNN

Russian officials face fines after calling for ‘impeachment’ of President Putin

Multiple Russian elected officials have been questioned by police after calling for the impeachment of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
20 days ago
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Jamaicas Prime Minister Andrew Holness (out of fram...
Jennifer Hansler and Kylie Atwood, CNN

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken makes an unannounced trip to Ukraine

His trip comes as Ukraine has launched a counteroffensives aimed at reclaiming Russian occupied areas in the south and northeast of the country. It also coincides with a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group, hosted by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.
22 days ago
Russia has blamed Ukrainian special services for the murder of Darya Dugina, a Russian political co...
Tim Lister, Uliana Pavlova and Lauren Said-Moorhouse, CNN

Russian security service accuses Ukraine of the murder of Darya Dugina

Russia says special forces from Ukraine are to be blamed in connection to the death of the daughter of Darya Dugina
1 month ago
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Infrastructure Ministry Press Office, the Razoni cargo ship...
SUSIE BLANN and SUZAN FRASER Associated Press

1st ship carrying Ukrainian grain leaves the port of Odesa

In an interview with Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar warned that the global food crisis threatens to trigger "a serious wave of migration from Africa to Europe and to Turkey."
2 months ago
In this photo provided by the Ukrainian Presidential Press Office, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Ze...
Amie Schaeffer

Zelenskyy observes ships loaded with Ukrainian grain exports

The entire operation will be overseen by a Joint Coordination Center in Istanbul staffed by officials from Ukraine, Russia, Turkey and the United Nations.
2 months ago
Ukrainian self-propelled artillery shoots towards Russian forces at a frontline in Kharkiv region, ...
SUSIE BLANN Associated Press

Russia steps up strikes on Ukraine amid counterattacks

"Russia, with the help of missiles, is mounting revenge for the widespread popular resistance, which the Ukrainians were able to organize precisely because of their statehood," Kuleba told Ukrainian television.
2 months ago
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba speaks during his interview to The Associated Press in Kyi...
OLEKSANDR STASHEVSKYI, HANNA ARHIROVA and MARIA GRAZIA MURRU Associated Press

Minister: Ukraine needs assurances to resume grain exports

Military officials from Russia and Ukraine were set to hold their governments' first face-to-face talks in months Wednesday.
3 months ago
Rescue workers put out the fire of a destroyed car after a Russian attack in a residential neighbor...
MSTYSLAV CHERNOV Associated Press

Putin expands fast-track Russian citizenship to all Ukraine

In late May this year, three months after Russia invaded Ukraine, the fast-track procedure was also offered to residents of the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions. A month ago the first Russian passports were reportedly handed out there.
3 months ago
Anastasiya Sayer, 11, joins others in rallying against the war in Ukraine at the Capitol in Salt La...
Curt Gresseth

Through donations, Ukrainian woman in Idaho seeks to ease suffering of war

The war in Ukraine may have faded from the daily news but a Ukrainian-born woman now in Idaho is dedicated to collecting and sending supplies to meet the needs of suffering Ukrainians.
3 months ago
Residents stand in front of building destroyed by missiles in Ukraine...
FRANCESCA EBEL Associated Press

Russian missiles kill at least 19 in Ukraine’s Odesa region

The Ukrainian president's office said three Kh-22 missiles fired by Russian bombers struck an apartment building and a campsite.
3 months ago
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Tim Lister, Julia Kesaieva, Salma Abdelaziz, Pierre Bairin and Jeevan Ravindran, CNN

Russian missiles hit Kyiv as G7 summit begins in Europe

G7 summit begins in Germany, as Russia hits Kyiv with a series of missile attacks.
3 months ago
A fighter in a tank in Ukraine....
ANDREA ROSA and JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press

Men, morale, munitions: Russia’s Ukraine war faces long slog

Over the weekend, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned the war could last years and warned of "Ukraine fatigue" abroad.
3 months ago
Russian military vehicles move on a highway in an area controlled by Russian-backed separatist forc...
The Associated Press

US and allies: Hold Russia accountable for Ukraine crimes

Russia will be held accountable for crimes committed by its forces in Ukraine, the United States and its allies vowed on Thursday.
4 months ago
The facilities of the oil refinery on the industrial site of PCK-Raffinerie GmbH are illuminated in...
Niamh Kennedy, CNN

EU agrees on partial ban of Russian oil imports

The European Union has agreed upon a partial ban of Russian oil imports.
4 months ago

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