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November 27, 2022, 5:46 PM

UK intelligence reports Russia's attempt to break through Ukraine's air defenses

Russia has resorted to firing dummy missiles while also attempting to knock out Ukraine's power grids, affecting the Ukrainian population as winter approaches.
November 27, 2022, 5:46 PM
UK intelligence reports Russia's attempt to break through Ukraine's air defenses
November 18, 2022, 12:54 PM

WNBA star Brittney Griner moved to penal colony in Russian region of Mordovia

Brittney Griner has been taken to a penal colony in the Russian region of Mordovia, her lawyers said in a statement on Thursday.
November 18, 2022, 12:54 PM
Brittney Griner moved to penal colony in Mordovia
November 17, 2022, 12:47 AM

8 years later, Dutch judges to pass verdicts in MH17 trial

Dutch judges are set to deliver their verdict in the trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian over their alleged roles in the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine
November 17, 2022, 12:47 AM
November 12, 2022, 3:27 PM

What Brittney Griner faces in Russian prison camps

Brittney Griner, the WNBA star held hostage by Russia, has been transferred to a prison camp somewhere in the country, according to her lawyers.
November 12, 2022, 3:27 PM
What Brittney Griner faces in Russian prison camps
November 11, 2022, 10:41 PM

Russian forces pull back from key Ukrainian city

Kherson, a key city in southeastern Ukraine, has returned to Ukrainian hands and ABC News foreign correspondent Tom Soufi Burridge breaks down what that means for Russian and Ukrainian forces.
November 11, 2022, 10:41 PM
Russian forces pull back from key Ukrainian city
November 9, 2022, 11:42 PM

Russia to pull out of Kherson to new defensive positions

In a significant setback Russia will retreat from key Ukrainian city of Kherson
November 9, 2022, 11:42 PM
Huge setback for Russia as it announces troop pullout from Kherson
November 6, 2022, 7:09 PM

Iran admits to supplying Russia with drones

Iran said the drones, used in Ukraine, were supplied to Russia before President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.
November 6, 2022, 7:09 PM
Iran admits to supplying Russia with drones
November 4, 2022, 9:38 PM

Muppets in Moscow: The true story of making 'Sesame Street' in Russia

Natasha Lance Rogoff, author of the new book "Muppets in Moscow" speaks with ABC News about making the TV show in Russia after the fall of the Soviet Union.
November 4, 2022, 9:38 PM
The true story behind ‘Sesame Street’ in Russia
1 month ago

Putin bashes West in fiery speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin bashed the West in a fiery speech and threatened to target their commercial satellites if they become more involved in the war in Ukraine.
1 month ago
Putin bashes West in fiery speech
1 month ago

Russia conducts exercises of its strategic nuclear forces

Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to repeat unfounded claims that Ukraine will use a "dirty bomb" as Russian forces conduct exercises of its strategic nuclear forces.
1 month ago
Russia conducts exercises of its strategic nuclear forces
2 months ago

Biden nuclear warning reflects ‘high stakes’ in Ukraine war: John Kirby

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews NSC Coordinator John Kirby on “This Week.”
2 months ago
Biden nuclear warning reflects ‘high stakes’ in Ukraine war: John Kirby
2 months ago

‘I’m a little concerned’ with Biden’s language on nuclear threat: Mike Mullen

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Adm. Mike Mullen on “This Week.”
2 months ago
‘I’m a little concerned’ with Biden’s language on nuclear threat: Mike Mullen
2 months ago

Nuclear tensions rise with Russian threats and North Korean tests

ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz reports on potential nuclear threats from Russia and North Korea on “This Week.”
2 months ago
Nuclear tensions rise with Russian threats and North Korean tests
2 months ago

Biden needs to 'back off' Armageddon language, work to get Russia to the table with Ukraine: Mullen

Biden needs to "back off" his warning that Putin may use nuclear weapons in the invasion of Ukraine and work toward a diplomatic solution, Mike Mullen said on "This Week"
2 months ago
Biden should 'back off' Armageddon warning, get Russia to table with Ukraine: Mullen
2 months ago

Biden's warning of nuclear 'Armageddon' reflects the 'stakes' with Russia, not an imminent threat: Kirby

Biden's warning of possible nuclear "Armageddon" with Russia reflected the stakes amid Putin's invasion of Ukraine not an imminent threat, John Kirby said on "This Week"
2 months ago
Biden's 'Armageddon' warning reflects 'stakes' with Russia, not looming threat: Kirby
2 months ago

Putin illegally annexes parts of Ukraine, Biden vows US will defend NATO territory

Ian Pannell reports on the latest on the war in Ukraine on “This Week.”
2 months ago
Putin illegally annexes parts of Ukraine, Biden vows US will defend NATO territory
2 months ago

Putin’s annexation announcement significant, but it’s also desperate’: Petraeus

ABC News’ Jon Karl interviews retired Gen. David Petraeus on “This Week.”
2 months ago
 Putin’s annexation announcement significant, but it’s also desperate’: Petraeus
2 months ago

UN Security Council meets to discuss damage to Russian pipeline

Russia and NATO are blaming each other over the blast that caused the Nord Stream pipeline to leak methane gas.
2 months ago
UN Security Council meets to discuss damage to Russian pipeline
2 months ago

US imposes new sanctions on Russia

The U.S. is responding to Russia's illegal annexation of Ukrainian territory with new sanctions.
2 months ago
US imposes new sanctions on Russia
2 months ago

US sees signs Russia is 'struggling,' has warned of catastrophe if Putin uses nuclear weapon: Sullivan

The U.S. is seeing signs that Russia and Putin are "struggling" in the invasion of Ukraine, the White House's national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said Sunday
2 months ago
US sees Russia 'struggling,' has warned of catastrophe if Putin uses nuke: Sullivan
2 months ago

Russia faces unrest at home as many Russians are desperate to avoid draft

Russian police forces beat people protesting against President Vladimir Putin's military draft. President Volodymr Zelenskyy said Russian conscripts who surrender will be "treated humanely."
2 months ago
Russia faces unrest at home as many Russians are desperate to avoid draft
2 months ago

New nuclear threats raise risk from a 'cornered Putin': Experts

His new nuclear threats over Ukraine raise the risk from a "cornered Putin," experts told ABC News.
2 months ago
New nuclear threats raise risk from a 'cornered Putin': Experts
2 months ago

US warns Putin against use of nuclear weapons

The White House say it is prepared to impose additional costs on Russia should it need to.
2 months ago
US warns Putin against use of nuclear weapons
2 months ago

More Russians flee as country holds referendums in occupied areas of Ukraine

Some Russians are desperately trying to get out of their own country following President Putin's mobilization of some 300,000 troops to fight in the conflict.
2 months ago
More Russians flee as country holds referendums in occupied areas of Ukraine
2 months ago

Russia holds vote in push to annex occupied Ukraine regions

Former senior CIA Field Operative Darrell Blocker discusses the referendums in Ukraine and new fallout from Russian President Vladimir Putin's new troop mobilization.
2 months ago
Russia holds vote in push to annex occupied Ukraine regions
2 months ago

Blinken says UN must tell Putin to stop 'reckless nuclear threats' over Ukraine

Secretary of State Blinken accused Russian President Putin of adding "fuel to the fire" by announcing a partial military mobilization.
2 months ago
Blinken says UN must tell Putin to stop 'reckless nuclear threats' over Ukraine
2 months ago

Russia releases 2 Americans captured fighting in Ukraine

Alexander Drueke and Andy Huynh, two military veterans from Alabama who were captured while fighting in Ukraine, are now free, their families said.
2 months ago
Russia releases 2 US veterans captured fighting in Ukraine
2 months ago

Russia fighting against 'all 40 million Ukrainians': Amb. Oksana Markarova

ABC News' Jon Karl interviews Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova on "This Week."
2 months ago
Russia fighting against 'all 40 million Ukrainians': Amb. Oksana Markarova
2 months ago

President Biden meets with Griner, Whelan families

President Joe Biden met Friday with the families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan, two American citizens who remain detained in Russia.
2 months ago
Biden meets with Griner, Whelan families
2 months ago

Putin threatens to escalate fighting with Ukraine

Ukraine is pointing to new evidence of Russian war crimes as hundreds of people have been found buried in the woods.
2 months ago
Putin threatens to escalate fighting with Ukraine
3 months ago

Daughter of Putin’s ally killed in bombing

Kyiv officials said Ukrainian forces this weekend hit a military airfield in Crimea, as the first seized Russian superyacht headed to auction.
3 months ago
Daughter of Putin’s ally killed in bombing
3 months ago

Russia warns US against labeling it as a sponsor of terrorism

Moscow said the designation would be a "point of no return," as Congress considered putting Russia on the list of state sponsors of terrorism.
3 months ago
Russia warns US against labeling it as a sponsor of terrorism
4 months ago

US may do '2-for-2' prisoner swap to get Griner, Whelan out of Russia: Ex-ambassador

Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan should hopefully be released from Russia as part of a "two-for-two" prisoner swap, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson said
4 months ago
US may do '2-for-2' prisoner swap to get Griner, Whelan out of Russia: Ex-ambassador
4 months ago

US-Russia space relations deteriorate amid tensions on Earth

Gio Benitez reports on the future of space exploration on "This Week."
4 months ago
US-Russia space relations deteriorate amid tensions on Earth
4 months ago

'My view is optimistic' Griner will be freed, Bill Richardson says

George Stephanopoulos interviews former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson on "This Week."
4 months ago
'My view is optimistic' Griner will be freed, Bill Richardson says
4 months ago

Expert explains Russian law behind Brittney Griner sentencing

WNBA star Brittney Griner was sentenced on Thursday after being detained in Russia for over five months.
4 months ago
Expert explains Russian law behind Brittney Griner sentencing
4 months ago

Trevor Reed 'cautiously optimistic' about proposal to free Griner and Whelan from Russia

Trevor Reed, a former Marine who was freed from a Russian prison in a prisoner swap, said he's hopeful a deal could be worked out for two Americans detained there.
4 months ago
Former Russian detainee reacts to US proposal to free Whelan, Griner
4 months ago

Why the proposed prisoner swap may not quickly free detainees in Russia: Analysis

Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced that the U.S. had put a “substantial offer” on the table for Russia aimed at bringing home two Americans imprisoned in Russia.
4 months ago
Proposed prisoner swap may not mean quick freedom for American detainees: Analysis
4 months ago

Russia responds to possible prisoner swap

For the first time since Russia invaded Ukraine, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is speaking to his Russian counterpart about a deal to bring Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan home.
4 months ago
Russia responds to possible prisoner swap
4 months ago

Who is Viktor Bout, the convicted arms dealer held in a US prison?

Sources say convicted arms dealer Viktor Bout has been offered by the U.S. in a potential prisoner swap for two Americans in Russia: Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan
4 months ago
Who is Viktor Bout, the convicted arms dealer held in a US prison?
4 months ago

US proposes releasing Russian arms dealer to free Griner and Whelan: Sources

Antony Blinken said the U.S. "put a substantial proposal on the table weeks ago to facilitate" the release of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan from Russia
4 months ago
US proposes releasing Russian arms dealer to free Griner and Whelan: Sources
4 months ago

Paul Whelan's twin brother speaks out on US proposal to secure his release with Brittney Griner

Paul Whelan's twin brother, David Whelan, spoke to ABC News' Robin Roberts during an interview Thursday on "Good Morning America."
4 months ago
Paul Whelan's family breaks silence on proposed prisoner swap with Russia
4 months ago

Outrage over Russian missile strike on Odesa

Kyiv worries if the deal struck with Moscow over grain exports will still hold after the attack Saturday.
4 months ago
Outrage over Russian missile strike on Odesa
4 months ago

Brittney Griner's attorney presents doctor's letter in court, says she had permission to use cannabis

Brittney Griner’s attorney presented new evidence in court on the fourth day of her trial in Russia, where the WNBA star has been detained for nearly five months.
4 months ago
WNBA star's attorney says she had permission to use cannabis
5 months ago

Former UN ambassador hopes to help free WNBA star

Bill Richardson is headed to Moscow in hopes that he can broker the release of Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February.
5 months ago
Former UN ambassador hopes to help free WNBA star
6 months ago

Lawyer acquitted of lying to FBI

Michael Sussman, a lawyer with ties to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, was acquitted of charges that he lied to the FBI in relation to the Russian meddling investigation in the 2016 presidential race.
6 months ago
Lawyer acquitted of lying to FBI
6 months ago

Clinton campaign lawyer found not guilty on charge of lying to FBI in loss for Durham

It was the first in-court test of Durham's more than three-year investigation into the Russia probe.
6 months ago
Clinton campaign lawyer not guilty on charge of lying to FBI in loss for Durham
6 months ago

1st major court test for DOJ special counsel investigating origins of Russia probe

The Justice Department special counsel investigating the origins of the Russia probe is facing his first major test in federal court this week.
6 months ago
1st major court test for DOJ special counsel investigating origins of Russia probe
8 months ago

Russian forces executed civilians in Ukraine, Amnesty International says

Russian forces have executed civilians in Ukraine in apparent war crimes, Amnesty International said Thursday.
8 months ago
Russian forces executed civilians near Kyiv, rights group says
1 year ago

Russian troops intervene as protests grip Kazakhstan

ABC News Senior Foreign Correspondent Ian Pannell reports on unrest in Kazakhstan over rising fuel prices and Russia's support of the government.
1 year ago
Russian troops intervene as protests grip Kazakhstan