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April 12, 2024 at 7:18 PM

Russian soldiers who quit Putin's war get no hero’s welcome abroad as asylum claims surge

Growing numbers of Russian soldiers are trying to get out of the war in Ukraine
April 12, 2024 at 7:18 PM
Russian soldiers who quit Putin's war get no hero’s welcome abroad
April 10, 2024 at 12:45 AM

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.
April 10, 2024 at 12:45 AM
Russia and Ukraine accuse each other of drone strikes
April 5, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Ukraine claims it destroyed Russian warplanes in one of its biggest drone attacks of the war

Ukrainian officials are claiming they used a barrage of drones to destroy at least six Russian military aircraft and badly damage eight others at an airfield in Russia’s bordering Rostov region
April 5, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Ukraine fires more than 50 drones against Russia in one of its biggest air attacks
April 5, 2024 at 7:55 AM

Russia renews big attacks on Ukrainian power grid using better intelligence and new tactics

Russia is renewing its strikes on Ukraine's energy system
April 5, 2024 at 7:55 AM
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Putin extends rule in state-managed election victory
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Final day of voting in Russia's presidential election
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Navalny’s death leaves 'irreplaceable' hole in Russian opposition
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Russian state-backed hackers breached Microsoft's core software systems, company says
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Russian missile strikes site near Zelenskyy, sources say
2 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.
2 months ago
Russia jails well-known activist who criticized Ukraine war
2 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.
2 months ago
Sanctions on Russia working, but more to do: Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo
2 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.
2 months ago
Boyfriend of detained woman in Russia says she 'needs to be back home'
2 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.
2 months ago
American woman detained in Russia
2 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.
2 months ago
FBI informant linked to Russian intelligence
2 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.
2 months ago
Russian military claims complete takeover of key eastern city in Ukraine
2 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.
2 months ago
White House confirms Russia developing 'anti-satellite capability'
2 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
2 months ago
Concern about Russia wanting to put anti-satellite nuke in space raises key questions
2 months ago

David Barnes, American detained in Russia, found guilty by Moscow judge

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.
2 months ago
American dad detained in Russia found guilty by Moscow judge of abusing sons in Texas
2 months ago

Tucker Carlson to interview Vladimir Putin

Tucker Carlson has recorded an interview with Vladimir Putin, according to the Kremlin and Carlson.
2 months ago
Tucker Carlson to interview Vladimir Putin
2 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.
2 months ago
Russian cosmonaut sets new record
4 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.
4 months ago
Putin calls for neutralization of Ukraine in press conference
4 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.
4 months ago
Russia’s goals in war with Ukraine remain unchanged, Putin says
4 months ago

Russian national charged after allegedly flying to US with no passport or ticket

Sergey Vladimirovich Ochigava allegedly flew to LAX from Copenhagen, Denmark, authorities say.
4 months ago
Man charged after flying to US with no ticket or passport: FBI
4 months ago

Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny missing after being removed from prison, spokeswoman says

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.
4 months ago
Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny missing after being removed from prison
5 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.
5 months ago
WSJ reporter's pre-trial detention in Russia extended into January
6 months ago

Exiled Russian journalist discusses new book, falling ill after 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.
6 months ago
Exiled Russian journalist discusses new book, alleged poisoning attempt
6 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.
6 months ago
Russia taking heavy losses as it wages new offensive in Ukraine
6 months ago

Xi, Putin detail 'deepening' relations between Beijing and Moscow during conference in China

Russia-China trade climbed to $200 billion in the last year, Putin said.
6 months ago
Xi, Putin detail 'deepening' relations between Beijing and Moscow
6 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.
6 months ago
Russian missile strike on Ukraine village kills at least 51 civilians
7 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.
7 months ago
Hillary Clinton swipes at Trump, Putin during portrait unveiling
7 months ago

Russian-backed mercenary squad Wagner Group designated as terrorist organization by UK officials

British officials officially declared the Russia-linked private military company as a terrorist group.
7 months ago
Wagner Group designated as terrorist organization by UK officials
7 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.
7 months ago
9 Russians charged with cyberattacks targeting US companies
7 months ago

Yevgeny Prigozhin, 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.
7 months ago
Wagner Group leader killed in plane crash buried in private funeral
8 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.
8 months ago
Prigozhin plane crash: What's next after Wagner Group leader's apparent demise?
8 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.
8 months ago
Mercenary leader who led rebellion against Putin presumed dead after plane crash
8 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.
8 months ago
New details on plane crash that reportedly had Wagner Group chief on it
8 months ago

Former FBI agent to plead guilty in Russian oligarch-related case

Charles McGonigal was charged over his ties to Oleg Deripaska
8 months ago
Former FBI agent to plead guilty in oligarch-related case
8 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
8 months ago
Nearly a dozen Russian and Chinese ships now moving away from Alaska, officials say
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Worldview: Russian forces strike port city of Odesa, Ukraine
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Evan Gershkovich's sister speaks out as Biden says US 'serious' about prisoner swap
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Parents of WSJ reporter Evan Gershkovich speak out about son's detainment in Russia
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Video shows Russian fighters 'harassing' US drones over Syria
9 months ago

Tensions escalate between US and Russia

U.S. officials say Russian fighters were caught on tape harassing three U.S. drones over Syria.
9 months ago
Tensions escalate between US and Russia
10 months ago

Ukrainian presidential adviser on why Wagner rebellion is 'beginning of the end' for Russian war effort

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.
10 months ago
Ukrainian presidential adviser on why Wagner rebellion is 'beginning of the end'
10 months ago

Wagner mercenary chief calls for armed rebellion against Russian military leadership

Russia's Wagner mercenary group founder, Yevgeny Prigozhin, has said the Kremlin's justifications for invading Ukraine were based on lies.
10 months ago

Wagner mercenary chief says Russian invasion based on lies
10 months 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.”
10 months ago
Special counsel John Durham testifies on Capitol Hill on Russia investigation
10 months ago

At Offensive, a new Kyiv bar, revellers toast to Putin's downfall amid the debris of war

A group of friends in Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, opened what they call the first military-meme art bar: Offensive.
10 months ago
At Offensive, a new Kyiv bar, revellers toast to Putin's downfall
10 months ago

Missile strikes carried out in Moscow

ABC News’ Tom Soufi Burridge and ABC News' National defense analyst Mick Mulroy discuss the fallout from the missile strikes on Moscow and on how Russia could respond.
10 months ago
Missile strikes carried out in Moscow
10 months ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Ukraine of 'terrorist activities'

ABC News’ Tom Soufi Burridge has more on Russia’s reaction to Ukraine’s alleged drone attacks near Moscow this week.
10 months ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses Ukraine of 'terrorist activities'
10 months ago

Russia unleashes dozens of missiles, drones on targets across Ukraine

ABC News foreign correspondent Tom Soufi Burridge is in Kharkiv, Ukraine, with the latest as Ukrainian forces defend Russia's most recent barrage of Iranian-made drones and missiles.
10 months ago
Russia unleashes dozens of missiles, drones on targets across Ukraine
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