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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.
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More Russians flee as country holds referendums in occupied areas of Ukraine
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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.
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New nuclear threats raise risk from a 'cornered Putin': Experts
September 23, 2022, 11:04 PM

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.
September 23, 2022, 11:04 PM
Russia holds vote in push to annex occupied Ukraine regions
September 23, 2022, 9:36 PM

2 Americans released by Russian separatists arrive in NYC

Two U.S. military veterans who disappeared three months ago while fighting Russia with Ukrainian forces have arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport
September 23, 2022, 9:36 PM
September 23, 2022, 8:17 PM

Russian men join exodus, fearing call-up to fight in Ukraine

Military-aged men fled Russia in droves to avoid being rounded up for the war.
September 23, 2022, 8:17 PM
September 22, 2022, 5:21 PM

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.
September 22, 2022, 5:21 PM
Blinken says UN must tell Putin to stop 'reckless nuclear threats' over Ukraine
September 22, 2022, 12:06 AM

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.
September 22, 2022, 12:06 AM
Russia releases 2 US veterans captured fighting in Ukraine
September 18, 2022, 3:49 PM

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."
September 18, 2022, 3:49 PM
Russia fighting against 'all 40 million Ukrainians': Amb. Oksana Markarova
September 18, 2022, 2:46 PM

Iconic Russian singer asks to be named 'foreign agent'

Iconic Russian singer Alla Pugacheva, hugely popular since Soviet times, says she wants to be placed on Russia’s foreign agents list in solidarity with her husband who has been designated as one
September 18, 2022, 2:46 PM
September 17, 2022, 11:03 PM

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.
September 17, 2022, 11:03 PM
Biden meets with Griner, Whelan families
September 17, 2022, 2:28 PM

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.
September 17, 2022, 2:28 PM
Putin threatens to escalate fighting with Ukraine
September 17, 2022, 1:06 PM

Poland opens new sea waterway to cut dependence from Russia

Poland’s top leaders celebrated the opening of a new canal that they say will mean ships no longer must secure Russia’s permission to sail from the Baltic Sea to Vistula Lagoon ports
September 17, 2022, 1:06 PM
September 16, 2022, 10:40 PM

Military intel chief says Putin can't achieve Ukraine goal

The Pentagon's intelligence chief says Russian forces have shown themselves incapable of achieving President Vladimir Putin’s initial objectives in Ukraine, as things stand now
September 16, 2022, 10:40 PM
September 15, 2022, 9:17 PM

Griner, Whelan families to meet Biden amid US-Russia talks

President Joe Biden plans to meet at the White House on Friday with the families of WNBA star Brittney Griner and Michigan corporate security executive Paul Whelan, both of whom remain jailed in Russia
September 15, 2022, 9:17 PM
September 3, 2022, 3:31 PM

Gorbachev buried in Moscow in funeral snubbed by Putin

Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has been buried in Moscow after a ceremony attended by thousands of mourners but snubbed by Russian President Vladimir Putin
September 3, 2022, 3:31 PM
September 3, 2022, 11:43 AM

5 dead in Russian volcano climb

Russian news reports say five people climbing Eurasia’s tallest active volcano have died in an accident and rescuers are trying to extract two other injured climbers
September 3, 2022, 11:43 AM
August 31, 2022, 6:02 PM

Gorbachev's funeral, burial will reflect his varied legacy

The funeral and burial plans for Mikhail Gorbachev will sum up the crosscurrents of his legacy
August 31, 2022, 6:02 PM
Gorbachev's funeral, burial will reflect his varied legacy
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Daughter of Putin’s ally killed in bombing
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France's Macron assails Putin's 'brutal attack' on Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday accused the Russian leader of launching a “brutal attack” on Ukraine in an imperialist, revanchist violation of national borders
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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.
1 month ago
Russia warns US against labeling it as a sponsor of terrorism
2 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
2 months ago
US may do '2-for-2' prisoner swap to get Griner, Whelan out of Russia: Ex-ambassador
2 months ago

US-Russia space relations deteriorate amid tensions on Earth

Gio Benitez reports on the future of space exploration on "This Week."
2 months ago
US-Russia space relations deteriorate amid tensions on Earth
2 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."
2 months ago
'My view is optimistic' Griner will be freed, Bill Richardson says
2 months ago

Russian forces begin assault on two eastern Ukraine cities

Two key cities in the eastern Donetsk region are under attack.
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2 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.
2 months ago
Expert explains Russian law behind Brittney Griner sentencing
2 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.
2 months ago
Former Russian detainee reacts to US proposal to free Whelan, Griner
2 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.
2 months ago
Proposed prisoner swap may not mean quick freedom for American detainees: Analysis
2 months ago

Germany argues over nuclear shutdown amid gas supply worries

There are rising concerns over the impact of a potential Russian gas cutoff.
2 months ago
Germany argues over nuclear shutdown amid gas supply worries
2 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.
2 months ago
Russia responds to possible prisoner swap
2 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
2 months ago
Who is Viktor Bout, the convicted arms dealer held in a US prison?
2 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
2 months ago
US proposes releasing Russian arms dealer to free Griner and Whelan: Sources
2 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."
2 months ago
Paul Whelan's family breaks silence on proposed prisoner swap with Russia
2 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.
2 months ago
Outrage over Russian missile strike on Odesa
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Russia says strike on Ukrainian port hit military targets

Russian defense officials are insisting the airstrike hit only military targets.
2 months ago
Russia says strike on Ukrainian port hit military targets
2 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.
2 months ago
WNBA star's attorney says she had permission to use cannabis
2 months ago

US, Russian astronauts will swap seats on rockets again

The agreement ensures both sides of the orbiting outpost will run smoothly.
2 months ago
US, Russian astronauts will swap seats on rockets again
2 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.
2 months ago
Former UN ambassador hopes to help free WNBA star
3 months ago

Auschwitz Museum says it's a target of Russian propaganda

The pictures appear intended to portray Russians as targets of Russophobia.
3 months ago
Auschwitz Museum says it's a target of Russian propaganda
3 months ago

Taylor calls for Griner's release at Hall of Fame induction

“BG is our family,” Penny Taylor said in asking President Joe Biden's help.
3 months ago
Taylor calls for Griner's release at Hall of Fame induction
4 months ago

Clinton 2016 campaign lawyer acquitted of lying to the FBI

The case was the first courtroom test of special counsel John Durham.
4 months ago
Clinton campaign lawyer acquitted of lying to the FBI
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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.
4 months ago
Lawyer acquitted of lying to FBI
4 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.
4 months ago
Clinton campaign lawyer not guilty on charge of lying to FBI in loss for Durham
4 months ago

EU leaders agree to ban 90% of Russian oil by year-end

European Union leaders have agreed to embargo most Russian oil imports into the bloc by year-end
4 months ago
EU wrestles with Russia oil embargo as leaders gather
4 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.
4 months ago
1st major court test for DOJ special counsel investigating origins of Russia probe
5 months ago

Russia holds dress rehearsal for Victory Day parade

Russia has held a dress rehearsal for the military parade to commemorate Victory Day on May 9 when the country marks the defeat of Nazi Germany during World War II
5 months ago
Russia holds dress rehearsal for Victory Day parade
5 months ago

Russian officer: Missile to carry several hypersonic weapons

A senior Russian military officer says that a new Russian intercontinental ballistic missile is capable of carrying several hypersonic weapons
5 months ago
Russian officer: Missile to carry several hypersonic weapons
5 months ago

Russia tests submarine-launched missiles in Sea of Japan

Japan’s government says it is closely watching military activities by Russia following reports it conducted tests of submarine-launched missiles in the Sea of Japan
5 months ago
Russia tests submarine-launched missiles in Sea of Japan
6 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.
6 months ago
Russian forces executed civilians near Kyiv, rights group says
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Russian troops intervene as protests grip Kazakhstan
9 months ago

Biden and Putin confer over Ukraine tensions

President Joe Biden engaged in a lengthy high-stakes phone call with Vladimir Putin as tensions between Russia and Ukraine heat up.
9 months ago
Biden and Putin confer over Ukraine tensions