Russia–Ukraine relations

A bunch of flowers with the colors of the Ukrainian flag is laid down at the memorial for those killed during the war, near Maidan Square in central Kyiv, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 24, 2023.

‘The war is not over yet’: Ukraine marks 10-year anniversary of pivotal Maidan Revolution


On Tuesday, Ukraine is celebrating 10 years since the start of the Maidan Revolution, the uprising that led to the downfall of the pro-Russian government and closer ties with the European Union. It also sparked a new wave of aggression from neighboring Russia that led to its full-scale invasion nearly two years ago.

Rescue workers clear the rubble from an apartment building that was destroyed in a Russian rocket attack at a residential neighbourhood in the southeastern city of Dnipro, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. 

‘We lost everything’: African students who fled war in Ukraine continue to struggle

US State Department Counselor Derek Chollet smiles ahead of a meeting in Serbia, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. 

America’s top priority is to help Ukraine ‘defend itself’ as a sovereign nation, Blinken adviser says

A technician restores power after latest Russian rocket attack in Dnipro, Ukraine, Monday, Sept. 12, 2022. 

Weekend offensive ‘alters political dynamic’ in favor of Ukraine, military analyst says

Ukrainian servicemen prepare their weapon to fire Russian positions in Kharkiv region, Ukraine, early Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022.

US will support Ukraine against Russian aggression ‘as long as it takes,’ US State Dept. spokesperson says

Members of Ukraine's Territorial Defense Forces, volunteer military units of the Armed Forces stay in line before training in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Jan. 29, 2022. Some people in Ukraine's second-largest city are preparing to fight back if Russia invades. Khar

Tensions along Ukraine’s border remain high. Military veterans there say they’re ready for anything.


Russia has continued to build up its forces near Ukraine’s borders in the tens of thousands. The US and other Western powers are saying that an expanded war is imminent, while Russia says that it has no plans for war.

A live broadcast of Russian President Vladimir Putin speaking is shown on Dec. 23, 2021, from a media control room in Russia.

It’s just a ‘panic attack’ – Russian media blames US for escalating Ukraine crisis


The United States is being “hysterical” about Russian troop buildups near the Ukrainian border. That’s the official news in Russia, where citizens are getting the government’s preferred view of the Ukraine crisis.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken disembarks after landing at Boryspil International airport outside Kyiv, Ukraine, early Thursday, May 6, 2021. 

US will go ‘beyond mere statements’ to support Ukraine sovereignty, says former US amb

Foreign policy

William Taylor, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, joined The World’s host Marco Werman to talk about what’s at stake with Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s strategic visit to Kyiv. 

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In Ukraine, US support no longer taken ‘at face value’

Trump impeachment

Since 1991, the US has been an important supporter of democratic reform in Ukraine. How does the impeachment inquiry impact this long-standing relationship? The World speaks with Nina Jankowicz of The Wilson Center.

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Presidents aren’t immune to treason convictions. Just look to Ukraine.


Donald Trump has callously thrown around accusations of treason aimed toward his political rivals — others think the president’s actions are worthy of the charge. Treason is a high bar to prove in the US, but in Ukraine, a presidential treason conviction was announced earlier this year. And it has lessons for American democracy, experts say.