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June 20, 2024 at 5:02 PM

Putin signs deals with Vietnam in bid to shore up ties in Asia to offset Moscow's growing isolation

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a series of deals with his Vietnamese counterpart during a state visit that comes as Moscow is seeking to bolster ties in Asia to offset its growing international isolation over its military actions in Ukraine
June 20, 2024 at 5:02 PM
Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, front left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, front right, talk as they walk into the government office in Hanoi, Vietnam Thursday, June 20, 2024. (Luoung Thai Linh/Pool Photo via AP)
June 20, 2024 at 3:55 AM

Russia and North Korea strike alliance

The two nations' leaders, Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un, pledged mutual support against foreign aggression.
June 20, 2024 at 3:55 AM
VIDEO: Russia and North Korea strike alliance
June 19, 2024 at 7:58 PM

US soldier convicted of theft in Russia and sentenced to nearly 4 years in prison

A court in Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok has convicted a visiting American soldier of stealing and making threats of murder, and it sentenced him to three years and nine months in prison
June 19, 2024 at 7:58 PM
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gordon Black talks with his lawyer sitting in a glass cage in courtroom in Vladivostok, Russia, on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Black is on trial on charges of theft and threatening murder in a dispute with a Russian woman. Russian state media reported that he denied the allegation of threatening murder but "partially" admitted to theft. (AP Photo)
June 19, 2024 at 6:38 AM

Kim Jong Un vows 'full support and solidarity' for Russia in Ukraine in first comments during summit with Putin

Kim Jong Un vows 'full support and solidarity' for Russia in Ukraine in first comments during summit with Putin
June 19, 2024 at 6:38 AM
June 18, 2024 at 6:25 AM

2 years after pushing Russia back, Kharkiv faces barrage of attacks

ABC News' Patrick Reevell looks at the situation in Kharkiv, with many refusing to leave their homes despite multiple attacks from Russian forces.
June 18, 2024 at 6:25 AM
VIDEO: 2 years after pushing Russia back, Kharkiv faces barrage of attacks
June 17, 2024 at 1:20 PM

WSJ reporter Gershkovich's trial to begin June 26, Russian court says

The first hearing in the espionage trial of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has been scheduled for June 26 in Russia.
June 17, 2024 at 1:20 PM
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich stands in a glass cage in a courtroom at the Moscow City Court, in Moscow, Dec. 14, 2023.
June 13, 2024 at 5:06 AM

Fleet of Russian warships reaches Cuban waters

Two U.S. officials confirmed that three U.S. Navy destroyers, a Coast Guard cutter, and Navy P-8 Poseidon reconnaissance aircraft shadowed the Russian flotilla on its way to Cuba.
June 13, 2024 at 5:06 AM
VIDEO: Fleet of Russian warships reaches Cuban waters
2 months ago

Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of drone strikes

The two countries at war are accusing each other of the three drone strikes on the Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of drone strikes
3 months ago

Putin extends rule in state-managed election victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin extended his rule until at least 2030 in a heavily stage-managed election.
3 months ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at a concert marking his victory in a presidential election and the 10-year anniversary of Crimea's annexation by Russia on Red Square in Moscow, March 18, 2024.
3 months ago

Final day of voting in Russia's presidential election

Thousands are protesting Vladimir Putin's rule as he gets set for his fifth term as president following a landslide re-election. ABC News' Lama Hasan reports.
3 months ago
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3 months ago

Navalny’s death leaves 'irreplaceable' hole in Russian opposition

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell spoke with supporters of Alexei Navalny and key opposition figures, as Russia prepares for elections that will likely keep President Vladimir Putin in power for a fifth term.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Navalny’s death leaves 'irreplaceable' hole in Russian opposition
3 months ago

Russian state-backed hackers breached Microsoft's core software systems, company says

A Russian state-backed group that Microsoft said hacked into its corporate email accounts was able to gain access to its core software systems, the company said.
3 months ago
A Microsoft logo adorns a building in Chevy Chase, Md., May 20, 2021.
3 months ago

Russian missile strikes site near Zelenskyy, sources say

A Russian missile exploded in Odessa, hundreds of feet from where President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, according to sources and officials.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Russian missile strikes site near Zelenskyy, sources say
4 months ago

Russia jails well-known activist who criticized Ukraine war

Oleg Orlov, 70, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. In court, he condemned Alexei Navalny's death.
4 months ago
Longtime activist with Memorial, Russia's most prominent rights group, and human rights campaigner Oleg Orlov speaks during an AFP interview in Moscow on March 29, 2022.
4 months ago

Sanctions on Russia working, but more to do: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo

She said the Russians have figured out how to evade sone U.S. export controls.
4 months ago
Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo speaks in the Ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC, on Feb. 14, 2024.
4 months ago

Boyfriend of detained woman in Russia says she 'needs to be back home'

ABC News' Linsey Davis spoke with Chris Van Heerden about his girlfriend Ksenia Karelina, a dual Russian & U.S. citizen who is detained in Russia for treason after allegedly donating $51 to Ukraine.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Boyfriend of detained woman in Russia says she 'needs to be back home'
4 months ago

American woman detained in Russia

Ksenia Karelina, 33, is a dual U.S.-Russian citizen from Los Angeles and an amateur ballerina who has allegedly been accused of treason in Russia.
4 months ago
VIDEO: American woman detained in Russia
4 months ago

FBI informant linked to Russian intelligence

The former FBI informant accused of making false bribery claims about President Biden and his son Hunter has been released on bond. ABC News’ Perry Russom reports.
4 months ago
VIDEO: FBI informant linked to Russian intelligence
4 months ago

Russian military claims complete takeover of key eastern city in Ukraine

The Russian military says its forces have completed their takeover of Avdiivka and are now launching a new offensive in southern Ukraine.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Russian military says it’s completed takeover of key eastern city in Ukraine
4 months ago

White House confirms Russia developing 'anti-satellite capability'

The White House confirmed Russia is developing anti-satellite capability but stressed it couldn't be used to "attack humans" on Earth.
4 months ago
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House, Feb. 15, 2024.
4 months ago

Concern about Russia wanting to put anti-satellite nuke in space raises key questions

Intelligence that Russia wants to put a nuclear weapon into space raises questions about the country's intentions and the potential ramifications
4 months ago
PACE Satellite.
4 months ago

American dad detained in Russia found guilty by Moscow judge of abusing sons in Texas

David Barnes was convicted Tuesday by a Russian judge of abusing his two sons in Texas, but prosecutors in Texas never found cause to charge him there.
4 months ago
David Barnes, 65, of Texas is seen here walking into court in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 19, 2023.
4 months ago

Tucker Carlson to interview Vladimir Putin

Tucker Carlson has recorded an interview with Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin and Carlson.
4 months ago
U.S. media personality Tucker Carlson speaks about his interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, Russia, in this still image from undated social media video released Feb. 6, 2024.
5 months ago

Russian cosmonaut sets new record

Oleg Kononenko has spent more than 878 days and 12 hours in space, totaling more than two and half years.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Russian cosmonaut sets new record
6 months ago

Putin calls for neutralization of Ukraine in press conference

ABC News’ Patrick Reevell details Russian President Vladimir Putin’s remarks about the Ukraine war in his annual press conference.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Putin calls for neutralization of Ukraine in press conference
6 months ago

Russia’s goals in war with Ukraine remain unchanged, Putin says

Vladimir Putin's comments came during his annual press conference, which happened for the first time since Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Russia’s goals in war with Ukraine remain unchanged, Putin says
6 months ago

Man charged after flying to US with no ticket or passport: FBI

Sergey Vladimirovich Ochigava allegedly flew to LAX from Copenhagen, Denmark, authorities say.
6 months ago
A view of the LAX Airport in Los Angeles, Nov. 15, 2023.
6 months ago

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny missing after being removed from prison

Alexey Navalny's spokeswoman, Kyra Yarmysh, said his lawyers tried to see Navalny on Monday at the prison but were told he's no longer listed there.
6 months ago
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny looks at photographers from inside a glass cage in the Babuskinsky District Court in Moscow, Russia, on Feb. 20, 2021.
7 months ago

WSJ reporter's pre-trial detention in Russia extended into January

Evan Gershkovich, an American reporter in the newspaper's Moscow bureau, was arrested in March.
7 months ago
Evan Gershkovich, an American reporter in the newspaper's Moscow bureau, was arrested in March.
8 months ago

Exiled Russian journalist discusses new book, alleged poisoning attempt

When the invasion of Ukraine began, Russian dissident journalist Elena Kostyuchenko was reporting at the time for a Moscow-based opposition newspaper.
8 months ago
Russian journalist Elena Kostyuchenko is seen in an interview on ABC News Live Prime.
8 months ago

Russia taking heavy losses as it wages new offensive in Ukraine

Russia appears to be suffering severe losses as its wages a new offensive in eastern Ukraine, focused on the city of Avdiivka.
8 months ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Russian Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov talk to each other as they walk down the corridor at the headquarters of Russia's Southern Military District in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023.
8 months ago

Xi, Putin detail 'deepening' relations between Beijing and Moscow

Russia-China trade climbed to $200 billion in the last year, Putin said.
8 months ago
Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a meeting in Beijing on Oct. 18, 2023.
9 months ago

Russian missile strike on Ukraine village kills at least 51 civilians

At least 51 people are dead, including a 6-year-old boy, after a Russian missile strike on a village in the Kharkiv region of eastern Ukraine, officials said.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Russian missile strike on Ukraine village kills at least 51 civilians
9 months ago

Hillary Clinton swipes at Trump, Putin during portrait unveiling

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton took swipes at former President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin during her portrait unveiling Tuesday.
9 months ago
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands next to her portrait during its unveiling, at the State Department in Washington, Sept. 26, 2023.
9 months ago

Wagner Group designated as terrorist organization by UK officials

British officials officially declared the Russia-linked private military company as a terrorist group.
9 months ago
Servicemen of Russian private military company Wagner Group execute a combat mission in the course of Russia's military operation in Ukraine, in the Luhansk People's Republic, July 10, 2022.
9 months ago

9 Russians charged with cyberattacks targeting US companies

The Justice Department earlier this week charged nine Russian nationals who they say used Russian-based malware in cyberattacks to steal money from U.S. companies.
9 months ago
The Federal Bureau of Investigation seal is displayed outside FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 2018.
10 months ago

Wagner Group leader killed in plane crash buried in private funeral

Wagner Group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was buried in a private funeral on Tuesday, his press service said.
10 months ago
TOPSHOT - A member of private mercenary group Wagner pays tribute to Yevgeny Prigozhin (L) and Dmitry Utkin, a shadowy figure who managed Wagner's operations and allegedly served in Russian military intelligence, at the makeshift memorial in front of the PMC Wagner office in Novosibirsk, on August 24, 2023. Russian state-run news agencies on August 23, 2023 said that Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner group that led a mutiny against Russia's army in June, was on the list of passengers of a plane that crashed near the village of Kuzhenkino in the Tver region.
10 months ago

Prigozhin plane crash: What's next after Wagner Group leader's apparent demise?

ABC News spoke to experts about Vladimir Putin's possible strategy.
10 months ago
The leader of Russia's Wagner mercenary group Yevgeny Prigozhin is seen in an undisclosed location in a video published, Aug. 22, 2023.
10 months ago

Mercenary leader who led rebellion against Putin presumed dead after plane crash

According to Russian media, Wagner group leader Yevgeny Prigozhin was in a plane crash north of Moscow.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Mercenary leader who led rebellion against Putin presumed dead after plane crash
10 months ago

New details on plane crash that reportedly had Wagner Group chief on it

ABC News contributor Steve Ganyard talks about the deadly crash that Yevgeny Prigozhin, who tried to lead a mutiny against Vladimir Putin last month, may have been on.
10 months ago
VIDEO: New details on plane crash that reportedly had Wagner Group chief on it
10 months ago

Former FBI agent to plead guilty in oligarch-related case

Charles McGonigal was charged over his ties to Oleg Deripaska
10 months ago
Former FBI agent Charles McGonigal arrives at Manhattan Federal Court in New York, Feb. 9, 2023.
10 months ago

Nearly a dozen Russian and Chinese ships now moving away from Alaska, officials say

The 11 Russian and Chinese ships that sailed near Alaska's Aleutian Islands as part of a joint exercise are now moving away from the region, according to two officials
10 months ago
Russia's Defense Ministry's footage of joint naval drills with China in the Bering Sea, shared on Aug. 4, 2023.
1 year ago

Worldview: Russian forces strike port city of Odesa, Ukraine

In Kenya, at least five protesters have been injured as police clash with demonstrators calling for the government to lower the cost of living.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Worldview: Russian forces strike port city of Odesa, Ukraine
1 year ago

Evan Gershkovich's sister speaks out as Biden says US 'serious' about prisoner swap

"I don't know how he's staying so brave," she said, after more than 100 days.
1 year ago
Danielle Gershkovich, second from left, sister of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, speaks about the Russian government's ongoing detention of her brother during a news conference, on July 13, 2023, at the National Press Club in Washington. Seated alongside Gershkovich are National Press Club President Eileen O'Reilly, from left, Wall Street Journal Washington bureau chief Paul Beckett, Dow Jones & Co. General Counsel Jason Conti and Washington Post opinion columnist Jason Rezaian.
1 year ago

Parents of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich speak out about son's detainment in Russia

Ella Milman and her husband Mikhail Gershkovich speak to "Good Morning America" co-anchor George Stephanopoulos in their first broadcast interview since their son's imprisonment.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Parents of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich speak out about son's detainment in Russia
1 year ago

Video shows Russian fighters 'harassing' US drones over Syria

The U.S. military has released video of a tense encounter over eastern Syria as Russian fighter jets were seen "harassing" three American military drones.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Video shows Russian fighters 'harassing' US drones over Syria
1 year ago

Tensions escalate between US and Russia

U.S. officials say Russian fighters were caught on tape harassing three U.S. drones over Syria.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Tensions escalate between US and Russia
1 year ago

Ukrainian presidential adviser on why Wagner rebellion is 'beginning of the end'

Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak told ABC News that he believes the chaotic uprising is "the first stage of a huge civil war" in Russia.
1 year ago
Ukrainian presidential adviser Mykhailo Podolyak talks with ABC News' chief foreign correspondent Ian Pannell, June 24, 2023, in Kyiv.
1 year ago

Wagner mercenary chief says Russian invasion based on lies

Russia's Wagner mercenary group founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has said the Kremlin's justifications for invading Ukraine were based on lies.
1 year ago
Yevgeny Prigozhin, the owner of the Wagner Group military company, addresses Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a video released by Prigozhin Press Service, March 3, 2023, from an unspecified location in Ukraine.
1 year ago

Special counsel John Durham testifies on Capitol Hill on Russia investigation

ABC News’ Katherine Faulders explains more about special counsel Durham’s testimony, accusing both the Department of Justice and the FBI of becoming "political weapons.”
1 year ago
VIDEO: Special counsel John Durham testifies on Capitol Hill on Russia investigation