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May 27, 2022
'Russification' Begins With Big Screens, Passports In Occupied Areas Of Ukraine
Efforts to pursue "Russification" are gathering pace in areas of Ukraine occupied by Russian forces. They include mobile TV units showing Russian news channels on big screens, summer schools to prepare children for the Russian school curriculum, plus a move to Russian rubles and Russian passports.
May 01, 2022
Pelosi: We'll Help Ukraine 'Until The Fight Is Done'
A delegation from the U.S. Congress met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Kyiv on April 30. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the Ukrainian leader: "Your fight is a fight for everyone…. Our commitment is to be there for you until the fight is done."
April 18, 2022
Ukrainian Paramedic Braves Shelling To Comfort Kharkiv Wounded
Instead of running for cover, a Ukrainian paramedic comforted a wounded civilian as shells rained down on the eastern city of Kharkiv. At least five people were killed and a dozen were wounded on April 17 when apartment blocks were bombarded by Russian forces.
April 17, 2022
Mariupol: How A Prosperous Ukrainian City Was Turned Into A Cemetery
The port city of Mariupol was home to 400,000 people before Russia's invasion. It has been under siege by Russian troops and under constant shelling for more than 50 days. The city has been reduced to rubble. Thousands of civilians are believed to have died there.
March 17, 2022
Bodies Litter The Floors Of Mariupol Hospital As Ukrainian Medics Fight To Save Lives
A hospital in Ukraine's besieged southeastern port city of Mariupol is overflowing with patients. With Russian forces having destroyed all the other medical facilities in the city, it serves as an emergency department, a maternity ward, and a morgue.
March 02, 2022
Biden Says Putin 'Badly Miscalculated' On Ukraine
Countering Russia's attack on Ukraine featured prominently in U.S. President Joe Biden's address to Congress on March 1. In the first State of the Union speech of his term, Biden said the "free world" was holding Russian President Vladimir Putin to account for the invasion.
February 14, 2022
Far-Right Ukrainian Military Unit Teaches Children And Pensioners To Defend Their Country
A 79-year-old resident of Mariupol in Ukraine's south, Valentyna Konstantynovska, says she wants to be ready to defend her family in case of a Russian invasion. She was among a group of civilians, including children, who were shown weapons and instructed how to use them.
January 09, 2022
Detentions Continue Amid Aftermath Of Kazakh Protests
Authorities continued to detain people in Kazakhstan's biggest city, Almaty, on January 8 following anti-government protests, violent incidents, and a deadly crackdown on protesters. AP filmed the detention of a man on an Almaty street.
October 13, 2021
'We'll Keep Treating People No Matter How Tough It Gets': Russian COVID-19 Deaths Hit New High
Russia's COVID-19 deaths hit a new daily high of 984 on October 13 as the country continues to struggle with a rapid surge of infections and lagging vaccination rates. In the western Russian region of Ulyanovsk, 17 hospitals have set up 2,600 additional beds to face the crisis, but 2,500 are already full.
September 05, 2021
Montenegro's Church Leader Inaugurated Amid Clashes
Thousands of Montenegrins blocked the roads to Cetinje, a former capital of Montenegro, before the inauguration of Metropolitan Joanikije as the leader of the Montenegrin branch of the Serbian Orthodox Church on September 5. Hundreds clashed with the police in Cetinje.
September 04, 2021
Russian Opposition Rally Slams 'Foreign Agent' Law
Opposition candidates in Russia's upcoming general election led a September 4 rally in downtown Moscow in support of media freedom. They protested against a controversial law obliging some media outlets to label themselves as "foreign agents" to Russian audiences.
July 25, 2021
Iran, Pakistan, India Join Russian Naval Parade
Russia's Navy Day parade has featured not only Russian but also Iranian, Pakistani, and Indian vessels and crews. The annual review of maritime forces took place on July 25 in St. Petersburg and was supervised by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
July 16, 2021
As Migrants Cross From Belarus, Lithuania Sees Influx As 'Hybrid Attack'
Some 1,500 people have illegally crossed from Belarus into EU member Lithuania this summer -- more than 20 times the number in all of 2020. Lithuanian leaders say Belarus is allowing migrants from third countries to transit to the European Union as a form of retaliation against the bloc.
July 06, 2021
Artists Fight To Save Ukraine's Soviet-Era Mosaics From Demolition, Neglect
Starting in the 1960s, countless public buildings in Ukraine were adorned with mosaics depicting scenes of Soviet life. Some of these works were later destroyed or removed. But remaining mosaics have piqued a new wave of interest from those who see them as a unique part of Ukraine's history.
June 19, 2021
Explosions Rock Moscow As Fireworks Warehouse Burns
Russian firefighters were battling a massive blaze at a fireworks depot in central Moscow on June 19. The sound of fireworks exploding rang through the air, while a big plume of smoke rose skywards. At least two firefighting helicopters were deployed to fight the flames. (AP)