Putin instructed energy giant Gazprom to switch to ruble payments, Kremlin spokesperson says

US President Joe Biden attends a press conference after the special NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, on March 24. (Michael Kappeler/picture alliance/Getty Images) US President Joe Biden said on Thursday that NATO would respond if Russia used chemical weapons in Ukraine, and has previously warned that Moscow would “pay a severe price” … Read more

Russia invades Ukraine, Mariupol attacked from Sea of Azov

A view of a residential building destroyed by a Russian shelling attack in Makariv, on March 16. (Mohammad Javad Abjoushak/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images) Ukrainian forces have been trying in the last few days to regain territory from the Russians, according to a senior US defense official, who described them as “able and willing” to do so. … Read more

130 people have been rescued from bombed Mariupol theater, but hundreds still under the rubble 

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield delivers a statement at the United Nations Security Council meeting on Friday, March 18. (Jason DeCrow/AP) United States Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield slammed Russia’s attempts to lie about allegations of biological weapons in Ukraine once again Friday morning. “As I said one week ago, … Read more

Russian forces have moved about 3 miles closer to Kyiv and Chernihiv is now “isolated,” US defense official says

US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaks to the press on March 2 in New York. (John Lamparski/NurPhoto/AP) US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said Thursday that actions committed by Russia against the Ukrainian people are “war crimes.” “They constitute war crimes; they are attacks on civilians that cannot be justified … Read more

Live updates: Russia invades Ukraine

Families are enjoying the sun on the bank of the Dnieper river in Kyiv on Sunday, February 20. (Ivana Kottasova/CNN) Last Sunday, Kyiv was a buzzing European city with hip cafes, artwork at every corner and fresh sushi available on demand at midnight. Now, it’s a warzone. Sirens blasting through the city, the unmistakable loud … Read more