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president volodymyr zelensky (12), president joe biden (12), in eastern ukraine (11), vice president kamala harris (10), a russian invasion (10)

US Intel Has Given Biden The Edge As He Says Putin Has Decided To Invade Ukraine

President Biden is using US intelligence capabilities to determine that Putin has decided to invade Ukraine.

The increasingly complicated Russia-Ukraine crisis, explained

How the world got here, what Russia wants, and more questions, answered.

Putin’s Baseless Claims of Genocide Hint at More Than War

The invocations serve to justify not just Moscow’s actions in Ukraine, but also its wider quest for a new imperial identity rooted in Russian ethnicity.

Put Sanctions on Russia Now, Ukraine’s Leader Urges West

“What are you waiting for?” President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine asked Western leaders in Munich, as Russian-backed rebels urged people to evacuate and shelling escalated in eastern Ukraine.

In Ukraine Crisis, the Looming Threat of a New Cold War

If he invades, President Vladimir V. Putin is inviting a new global struggle with the West. He should think about how the last one ended, analysts say.

Why Ukraine Matters: What to Know About the Crisis With Russia

Here’s how the country ended up at the center of a global crisis.

Harris, Blinken navigate Munich Security Conference as Europe holds its breath

Harris and Blinken are both highlighting the U.S. presence at the Munich security conference unfolding in the shadow of war. The double-billing could be complementary--or awkward.

Zelensky: Make potential sanctions on Russia public, before a possible invasion

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky said Saturday sanctions on Russia should be made public before a possible invasion of Ukraine occurs, as tensions between western nations and Russia continue to intensify.

A split-screen moment for the Ukraine crisis, with hard and soft power on display

The Ukraine crisis had a split-screen moment on Saturday, as the Kremlin put on a display of hard power and the Ukrainian president staged a charm offensive.

Opinion: The dangers of electing a comedian as president

Michael Bociurkiw writes when Volodymyr Zelensky gave up his comedy career to jump into the world of Ukrainian politics, he could not have known within two years he'd become a president staring down thousands of Russian troops along his country's border. Now Ukrainians are wondering whether the showman is up to the job of wartime president.

Despite years of preparation, Ukraine’s electric grid still an easy target for Russian hackers

Portions of Ukraine’s electric system went dark following two Russian cyberattacks in recent years. Efforts to strengthen the grid in the years since likely won’t be enough to fend off Russian hackers.

Western leaders implore Putin to step back from ‘real’ risk of war

The remarks come hours after U.S. President Joe Biden revealed he was ‘convinced’ the Russian president had ‘made the decision’ to invade Ukraine.

Biden says he believes Putin has decided to invade Ukraine

The president's strongest public comments yet come as Russia, which denies plans to attack, has begun amplifying alleged grievances with Kyiv.

EU chief: Russia could be cut off from markets, tech goods

A top European Union official says Russia would have its access to financial markets and high-tech goods limited under Western sanctions being prepared in case it attacks Ukraine

Biden to convene National Security Council meeting on Ukraine

President Biden will be convening a National Security Council meeting on Ukraine on Sunday, White House press secretary Jen Psaki

Zelensky: Western leaders became Putin's 'accomplices,' war means 'millions of casualties'

MUNICH — Russia’s preparations for a major assault on Ukraine could result in a conflict with “millions of casualties” and lead to a third world war, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who accused the luminaries of the trans-Atlantic alliance of adopting an “appeasement” policy…

Separatists Mobilizing 'Fellow Citizens' in the Reserves; Biden 'Convinced' Invasion Is Imminent

Explosions and conflicting claims fill the air in Ukraine as fears grow that Russia's invasion is imminent.

Ukrainian President Calls For Meeting With Putin Amid Increasing Violence

Ukraine is facing a sharp uptick in violence in and around territory held by Russia-backed rebels.

Shelling Escalates in Ukraine as Thousands Flee, Fearing Attack

Western leaders repeat calls for a diplomatic resolution to the crisis. Russia fires missiles in a blunt warning of where the conflict could lead.

Why Donbas is at the heart of the Ukraine crisis

Even as Russian forces mass on Ukraine's border, the spotlight this week has swung back to the rumbling low-intensity war in eastern Ukraine and its possible role in setting the stage for a broader conflict.

Russian military build-up continues, despite Moscow’s promises of a drawdown

A massive joint exercise in Belarus was due to end this weekend. But now officials say those tanks and troops are staying put.

A defiant Zelenskiy promises Ukraine will defend itself ‘with or without’ allies

At Munich Security Conference, Ukrainian president chides Western powers for not doing more to protect his country and punish Russia.

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