Perhaps 1 million Ukrainians have settled in Russia since the conflict in Ukraine began in 2014. President Vladimir Putin promised that Russian-speaking Ukrainians would be welcome. But it was largely an empty gesture.
When Russia moved into Crimea last year, even NATO admits it was caught off-guard. But now a top NATO general says the West is alert to Putin's plans, and is developing its own moves to stop him from expanding any further.
It’s been a year since Russia took over the Crimean region of Ukraine, sending thousands of people fleeing their homes. Among them are many Crimean Tatars, who have found surprisingly vibrant new lives in the city of Lviv, Ukraine.
It's a disturbing time for Jews in Europe right now. But the conflict in Ukraine seems to be making that country a little more welcoming to its Jewish citizens, even as they continue leaving the country in large numbers.
Ukraine's latest easefire is finally holding, but the US warns that pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine are likely to resume the war in the spring. And in the meantime, Ukraine is suffering from the same economic woes as Russia as oil prices plummet.
Thousands of Ukrainian troops trapped in the encircled city of Debaltseve made a desperate bid for freedom last night. Many escaped, but heavy rebel fire took a bloody toll and forced soldiers to abandon wounded comrades on the way off the battlefield.
The ceasefire in Ukraine is shaky at best, and has failed to stop fighting in the eastern part of the country. And despite ongoing negotiations with Ukraine and Western leaders, it seems that's exactly how Russian President Vladimir Putin likes it.
Daisy Sindelar traveled to six cities in Ukraine and talked with people about what their old family photographs say about who they, and their country, are today. The result offers an unexpectedly joyous and colorful glimpse into Ukraine's past.
Tiny Moldova is Europe's poorest country, and it relies on exports — mostly to Russia — to keep its economy going. But as it makes overtures to the European Union, Russia is using embargoes to pressure the country and its Russian-speaking minority to resist, drawing inevitable comparisons to Ukraine.
With Russian troops invading eastern Ukraine, NATO is preparing its own military response — of a kind. The alliance is expected to announce the creation of a rapid reaction force that could send 4,000 soldiers to Eastern Europe within hours. But is that enough to deter Vladimir Putin?
Sergei Misyura is just your average gadget nerd with a blog and a Twitter account — except he's also an officer in the Ukrainian Army. And when his unit went into battle in eastern Ukraine this summer, he took his popular Twitter feed with him, posting an on-the-ground view of the battle.
Jay Close has built houses, jumped out of planes, and cooked food for the Rolling Stones. Now he's a cheese maker in Russia who's reaping the benefits of Moscow's embargo on Western food imports. And this American is awfully popular right now with his Russian customers and the media.
The FBI has uncovered a Russian spy ring in New York and arrested one of its members — even though the spies didn't accomplish much at all. So are the arrests just a way for the US to distract from its lack of bargaining power as Russia steps up its involvement in Ukraine again?
Heavy fighting is raging once again in eastern Ukraine. After five months of a fragile ceasefire, Ukrainian rebels went on the offensive again a couple of weeks ago, and the Ukrainian army has been fighting them in the town of Debaltseve. But along with the soldiers are several thousand civilians living in squalid conditions in the town.
With the ruble tanking and the US moving to aid Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has fewer and fewer good options to shore up his country's position. And that may end in an even bigger crisis than the current one.