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June 17, 2024 at 7:58 PM

Russian warships leave Havana's port after a 5-day visit to Cuba

A fleet of Russian warships, including a nuclear-powered submarine, has left Havana’s port after a five-day visit to Cuba following planned military drills in the Atlantic Ocean
June 17, 2024 at 7:58 PM
The nuclear-powered Russian submarine Kazan leaves the port of Havana, Cuba, Monday, June 17, 2024. A fleet of Russian warships arrived in Cuban waters last week ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Ariel Ley)
June 17, 2024 at 3:52 PM

Putin, Kim to meet in North Korea, Kremlin says

Russian President Putin will visit North Korea on an official state visit beginning on Tuesday, the Kremlin said on Monday.
June 17, 2024 at 3:52 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands during their meeting in Russia on Sept. 13, 2023.
June 17, 2024 at 2:17 PM

Putin to visit Kim Jong Un in North Korea

Kim Jong Un “cordially” invited the Russian president after Kim visited Russia last September.
June 17, 2024 at 2:17 PM
Kim Jong Un “cordially” invited the Russian president after Kim visited Russia last September.
June 17, 2024 at 7:40 AM

US soldier detained in Russia pleads partially guilty to charges of theft

U.S. Army service member Gordon Black pleaded partially guilty to charges of theft during the second hearing in the Primorsky Court, Russian media reported.
June 17, 2024 at 7:40 AM
U.S. Army soldier Gordon Black, who was detained on suspicion of theft, appears in court in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, Russia, on June 6, 2024.
June 17, 2024 at 1:10 AM

Nations resume talks on peace in Ukraine with Russia absent

Nearly 80 countries have jointly called for the “territorial integrity” of Ukraine to be the basis for any peace agreement to end Russia’s two-year war
June 17, 2024 at 1:10 AM
Thailand's Vice Minister Russ Jalichandra attends a plenary session, during the Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Obbürgen, Switzerland, Sunday, June 16, 2024. (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)
June 16, 2024 at 5:50 PM

Russian forces kill hostage takers after storming detention facility to rescue staff

Russia's state-funded news channel RT has reported that security forces have stormed a detention center in the southern part of the country and killed inmates who had taken two staff members hostage
June 16, 2024 at 5:50 PM
Russian policemen and members of "Rosgvardiya," a Russian national guard, gather not far from a pretrial detention center in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, Sunday, June 16, 2024. Russian security forces stormed a detention center in southern Russia, ending a hostage standoff, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported Sunday. (AP Photo)
June 16, 2024 at 1:53 AM

Vice President Harris among other world leaders at peace summit for Ukraine

Meeting in Switzerland, Vice President Kamala Harris met with President Zelenskyy and announced another $1.5 billion in aid to Ukraine.
June 16, 2024 at 1:53 AM
VIDEO: Vice President Harris among other world leaders at peace summit for Ukraine
June 15, 2024 at 9:30 PM

Harris, Zelenskyy join world leaders to discuss peace plan in Ukraine

Vice President Harris announced another $1.5 billion from USAID for Ukrainian infrastructure and humanitarian needs.
June 15, 2024 at 9:30 PM
US Vice President Kamala Harris is welcomed by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskyy during the Summit on peace in Ukraine, in Stansstad near Lucerne, Switzerland, on June 15, 2024.
June 15, 2024 at 12:54 PM

IOC gives 14 Russians, 11 Belarusians neutral status for Paris Olympics

The IOC has approved 14 athletes from Russia and 11 Belarusians with neutral status to compete at the Paris Olympics in a first list from five sports published Saturday
June 15, 2024 at 12:54 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting at the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 14, 2024 at 6:25 PM

US reporter to stand trial in Russia for espionage

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges.
June 14, 2024 at 6:25 PM
VIDEO: US reporter to stand trial in Russia for espionage
June 14, 2024 at 5:58 PM

Putin pledges a cease-fire in Ukraine if Kyiv withdraws from occupied regions

Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed an immediate cease-fire in Ukraine and to begin negotiations if Kyiv started withdrawing troops from the four regions annexed by Moscow in 2022 and renounced plans to join NATO
June 14, 2024 at 5:58 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting at the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 14, 2024. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 14, 2024 at 2:48 PM

G7 leaders strike deal on using Russian assets to back $50B loan to Ukraine

President Joe Biden and key allies have agreed to use interest from frozen Russian assets to back a $50 billion loan for Ukraine's war efforts and economic reconstruction.
June 14, 2024 at 2:48 PM
VIDEO: G7 leaders strike deal on using Russian assets to back $50B loan to Ukraine
June 14, 2024 at 2:46 PM

Detained WSJ reporter to stand trial in Russia

A Russian court has handed down an official indictment charging Evan Gershkovich with espionage.
June 14, 2024 at 2:46 PM
VIDEO: Detained WSJ reporter to stand trial in Russia
June 14, 2024 at 11:04 AM

Wall Street Journal reporter to stand trial in Russia on espionage charges

In a setback to Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, the Russian prosecutor’s office announced Thursday he will stand trial on espionage charges.
June 14, 2024 at 11:04 AM
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 14, 2024 at 12:54 AM

US submarine pulls into Guantanamo Bay a day after Russian warships arrive in Cuba

A U.S. Navy submarine has pulled into Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in a show of force as a fleet of Russian warships gather for planned military exercises in the Caribbean
June 14, 2024 at 12:54 AM
People watch the Russian Navy Admiral Gorshkov frigate arrive at the port of Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. A fleet of Russian warships reached Cuban waters on Wednesday ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean. (AP Photo/Ariel Ley)
June 13, 2024 at 6:03 PM

Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia

The decision is a setback for the American taken into custody in March 2023 on espionage charges
June 13, 2024 at 6:03 PM
VIDEO: Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich to stand trial in Russia
June 13, 2024 at 4:40 PM

Ukraine-Russia war at top of agenda at G7 Summit

ABC News senior White House correspondent Selina Wang is in Bari, Italy, with the latest on the G7 summit.
June 13, 2024 at 4:40 PM
VIDEO: Ukraine-Russia war at top of agenda at G7 Summit
June 13, 2024 at 2:03 PM

Russian warships enter waters off Cuba

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz has the latest on the Russian warships conducting military exercises 100 miles off the Florida coast.
June 13, 2024 at 2:03 PM
VIDEO: Russian warships enter waters off Cuba
June 12, 2024 at 10:02 PM

Russian warships reach Cuban waters

Russian warships reach waters surrounding Cuba ahead of planned military drills in the Caribbean.
June 12, 2024 at 10:02 PM
VIDEO: Russian warships reach Cuban waters
June 11, 2024 at 4:08 PM

Russian warships conduct Atlantic drills en route to Cuba

Russian warships have conducted drills in the Atlantic while en route to Cuba
June 11, 2024 at 4:08 PM
In this photo taken from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, navy personnel take part in drills on board of the Russian Admiral Gorshkov frigate en route to Cuba. The Russian Defense Ministry said that the Admiral Gorshkov and the Kazan nuclear submarine held drills in the Atlantic simulating a missile strike on a group of enemy ships as they headed on a visit to Cuba. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service photo via AP)
June 11, 2024 at 2:06 PM

Russia, Belarus launch drills to train troops in tactical nuclear weapons

Russia and its ally Belarus have launched a second stage of drills intended to train their troops in tactical nuclear weapons, part of the Kremlin’s efforts to discourage the West from ramping up support for Ukraine
June 11, 2024 at 2:06 PM
In this photo taken from video on Monday, June 10, 2024, and released by the Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, A Russian Tu-22M3 bomber is seen in flight during joint Russian-Belarusian drills intended to train the military to use tactical nuclear weapons. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
June 10, 2024 at 5:58 PM

Russia suspected of being behind a recent failed arson attack in Prague, Czech prime minister says

Prime Minister Petr Fiala says Czech authorities suspect that Russia might have been behind last week’s attempt to set buses of Prague’s public transport on fire
June 10, 2024 at 5:58 PM
FILE - Prime Minister Petr Fiala of the Czech Republic speaks to reporters outside the West Wing of the White House, following a meeting with President Joe Biden, April 15, 2024. Czech authorities suspect that Russia might have been behind last week’s attempt to set buses of Prague’s public transport on fire, Prime Minister Petr Fiala said on Monday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
June 7, 2024 at 5:10 PM

Putin says he sees no current threat to Russia that warrants the use of nuclear arms

President Vladimir Putin says that he sees no current threat to Russia’s sovereignty that would warrant the use of nuclear weapons but has again warned that Moscow could send arms to countries or groups to strike Western targets
June 7, 2024 at 5:10 PM
In this photo released by Roscongress Foundation, Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 7, 2024. (Vyacheslav Viktorov, Roscongress Foundation via AP)
June 7, 2024 at 5:10 PM

Putin says he sees no threat warranting use of nuclear arms but warns Russia could arm Western foes

President Vladimir Putin says that he sees no current threat to Russia’s sovereignty that would warrant the use of nuclear weapons but has again warned that Moscow could send arms to countries or groups to strike Western targets
June 7, 2024 at 5:10 PM
In this photo released by Roscongress Foundation, Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses a plenary session at the Eastern Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 7, 2024. (Vyacheslav Viktorov, Roscongress Foundation via AP)
June 7, 2024 at 12:54 PM

Russian court begins trial of US soldier arrested on theft charges

A court in Russia’s far eastern city of Vladivostok has begun the trial of an American soldier arrested earlier this year on charges of stealing
June 7, 2024 at 12:54 PM
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Gordon Black sits in a glass cage in courtroom in Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, June 6, 2024. A court in Russia's far eastern city of Vladivostok on Thursday began the trial of an American soldier arrested in the city earlier this year on charges of stealing. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted. (AP Photo/)
June 6, 2024 at 3:30 PM

Exclusive: Biden tells Muir US weapons will not be used to strike Moscow, Kremlin

In an ABC News exclusive, World News Tonight anchor David Muir interviewed Pres. Joe Biden in Normandy on the 80th Anniversary of D-Day.
June 6, 2024 at 3:30 PM
President Joe Biden sat down for an exclusive interview with ABC News anchor David Muir at the Normandy American Cemetery in France on the 80th anniversary of D-Day.
June 6, 2024 at 2:47 PM

Putin's comments on US efforts to free detained reporter Evan Gershkovich

Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his remarks on the detained Wall Street Journal reporter's case, saying the Biden administration is pushing hard for a deal to free him.
June 6, 2024 at 2:47 PM
VIDEO: Putin's comments on US efforts to free detained reporter Evan Gershkovich
June 6, 2024 at 2:44 PM

Exclusive: Biden tells Muir US weapons will not be used to strike Moscow, Kremlin

President Biden tells David Muir U.S. weapons will not be used to strike Moscow or the Kremlin in response to Putin’s statement about authorization of American weapons inside Russia.
June 6, 2024 at 2:44 PM
VIDEO: Exclusive: Biden tells Muir US weapons will not be used to strike Moscow or Kremlin
June 5, 2024 at 11:26 PM

Russia's top diplomat promises more military support for Burkina Faso

Russia’s foreign minister has pledged more support to Burkina Faso in fighting militant groups as he presses his whirlwind tour of West Africa in an attempt to fill a vacuum left by the region’s traditional Western partners
June 5, 2024 at 11:26 PM
In this photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Burkina Faso Karamoko Jean-Marie Traoré smile posing for a photo during their meeting in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Tuesday, June 4, 2024. Moscow pledged more support to Burkina Faso in fighting extremist military groups, as the Russian foreign minister continues his whirlwind tour of West Africa in an attempt to fill in the vacuum left by the region's traditional Western partners. (Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service via AP)
June 5, 2024 at 8:05 PM

Russian cosmonaut becomes 1st person to spend 1,000 cumulative days in space

Oleg Kononenko, 59, became the first person to spend a cumulative 1,000 days in space, the Russian space agency Roscosmos announced Wednesday.
June 5, 2024 at 8:05 PM
Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko, a crew member of the next mission to the International Space Station, attends a news conference at the Russian leased Baikonur Cosmodrome, in Kazakhstan, July 21, 2015.
May 31, 2024 at 7:33 PM

Biden signals policy shift on Russia-Ukraine war

President Joe Biden has given Ukrainian forces permission to strike inside Russia with American weapons. This only applies to the border region near Kharkiv, and not for long-range strikes.
May 31, 2024 at 7:33 PM
VIDEO: Biden signals policy shift on Russia-Ukraine war
May 31, 2024 at 2:47 PM

Ukraine given permission to use US weapons in Russia

President Biden gave the green light for Ukraine to launch American-supplied weapons into Russia, with President Vladimir Putin calling the move an escalation.
May 31, 2024 at 2:47 PM
VIDEO: Ukraine given permission to use US weapons in Russia
May 27, 2024 at 1:58 AM

Multiple people killed in Russian airstrike on Ukraine shopping center

Russian forces struck a Ukrainian shopping center in Kharkiv Saturday morning, according to local officials.
May 27, 2024 at 1:58 AM
Firefighters inspect a heavily damaged office building following Russian air strike in Kharkiv, on May 25, 2024, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Another strike hit the centre of Kharkiv, injuring 14 in an area where a post office, a hairdresser's and a cafe are located, city mayor Igor Terekhov said.
May 26, 2024 at 1:49 AM

Russian missile strike hits shopping center in Kharkiv

The large shopping complex in Ukraine’s second-largest city may have had up to 200 people inside at the time of the strike.
May 26, 2024 at 1:49 AM
VIDEO: Russian missile strike hits shopping center in Kharkiv
1 month ago

Pentagon: Russia likely launched counter space weapon into low Earth orbit last week

The U.S. has assessed that Russia launched what is likely a counter space weapon last week that's now in the same orbit as a U.S. government satellite, the Pentagon said.
1 month ago
Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder speaks during a news conference in the briefing room of the Pentagon, on May 14, 2024, in Washington, D.C.
1 month ago

Russia launched counter-space weapon into low Earth orbit last week: Pentagon

Russia has launched a new counter-space weapon capable of attacking U.S. satellites, according to the Pentagon, and it’s now in the same orbit as a U.S. government satellite.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Russia launched counter-space weapon into low Earth orbit last week: Pentagon
1 month ago

Austin says 'expectation' is Ukraine won't use US weapons outside its territory

Russia has made "tactical gains" in the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, a military expert told ABC News.
1 month ago
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin holds a joint press conference following a meeting of the Ukraine Defense Contact Group at the Pentagon, May 20, 2024, in Arlington, Va.
1 month ago

Deadly strike on beach resort outside Kharkiv

Six people were killed in the Russian attack. Plus, more villages are being evacuated.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Deadly strike on beach resort outside Kharkiv
1 month ago

‘It is time’ to help Ukraine hit bases in Russia: Victoria Nuland

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews Victoria Nuland on “This Week.”
1 month ago
VIDEO: 1-on-1 with Victoria Nuland
1 month ago

Ukraine’s second-largest city under bombardment by Russia

ABC News’ James Longman reports on the latest in Ukraine on “This Week.”
1 month ago
VIDEO: Ukraine’s second-largest city under bombardment by Russia
1 month ago

A Ukrainian mother's mission to save her child: Reporter's notebook

I have clear memories of standing behind my mother in clothes stores when I was a kid, waiting for her to find me the right size in a sweater or the right color shirt.
1 month ago
ABC News' James Longman talks to a Ukrainian mother in Kharkiv.
1 month ago

Russia's attack on Kharkiv kills 2, injures 25

A Russian attack on Kharkiv, Ukraine on May 17 wounded 25 people and killed two people, according to Kharkiv Mayor Ihor Terekhov.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Russia's attack on Kharkiv kills 2, injures 25
1 month ago

Russia's President Putin visits China's President Xi Jinping

President Putin met with President Jinping in Beijing. The two are pledging a new era of partnership and taking an adversarial tone toward the United States.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Russia's President Putin visits China's President Xi Jinping
1 month ago

Ukrainian President Zelenskyy speaks out amid Russian assault

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy tells ABC News about the latest Russian offensive, "The situation is very serious. We cannot afford to lose Kharkiv."
1 month ago
VIDEO: Ukrainian President Zelenskyy speaks out amid Russian assault
1 month ago

US soldier detained in Russia pleads guilty, official says

Gordon Black, the U.S. soldier detained in Russia, has "admitted guilt" on a charge of theft, according to TASS, a state-owned news service.
1 month ago
Gordon Black, a U.S. serviceman detained in Russia, poses for a selfie in this picture obtained from social media, in an unspecified location, released on Feb. 2023.
1 month ago

Ukraine withdraws troops near Kharkiv; Russia enters Vovchansk in new offensive

Russia's new offensive gained momentum around Ukraine's second-largest city, dealing a blow to Kyiv as it struggles to contain this new front in the war amid delays from the U.S.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Ukraine withdraws troops near Kharkiv; Russia enters Vovchansk in new offensive
1 month ago

US to send additional $2 billion in Ukraine aid, Blinken says

Secretary of State Blinken announced the additional aid in Kyiv on Wednesday.
1 month ago
Secretary of State Antony Blinken attends a joint press conference with Ukrainian Foreign Minister following their talks in Kyiv, May 15, 2024.
1 month ago

Ukrainian border city nearly destroyed amid Russian offensive: Official

Ukraine said it is battling 30,000 Russian soldiers at the border near Kharkiv, as thousands of civilians have been evacuated due to heavy fighting in the region.
1 month ago
A police officer helps a local resident during an evacuation to Kharkiv due to Russian shelling, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the town of Vovchansk in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, May 13, 2024.
1 month ago

Russia increased their attacks on the Kharkiv region of Ukraine

Russia has launched a ground assault in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, attacking new areas to expand the front and stretch Ukraine's forces, says the region's governor.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Russia increased their attacks on the Kharkiv region of Ukraine
1 month ago

Ukraine losing ground in war with Russia

As Moscow pushes ahead with a ground offensive, a new war front opens in Northeast Ukraine.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Ukraine losing ground in war with Russia