Ukraine

People protest in front of Ukraine’s embassy to Romania in Bucharest on Feb. 24, 2022.

International law says Putin’s war against Ukraine is illegal. Does that matter?

International laws are in place to prevent war and help protect civilians and combatants alike. But these laws are challenging to enforce and are unlikely to stop the unfolding Russia-Ukraine war.

International law says Putin’s war against Ukraine is illegal. Does that matter?
Crimean Tatars speak after the prayer in a Mosque marking the Eid al-Adha, celebrated by Muslims worldwide, in Bakhchisarai, Crimea, on Sat. Oct. 4, 2014.

7 years after Russia's annexation of Crimea, Indigenous Tatars still face persecution

7 years after Russia's annexation of Crimea, Indigenous Tatars still face persecution
A woman walking towards a lake

In Ukraine, surrogacy is legal, but some ask if it's exploitation

In Ukraine, surrogacy is legal, but some ask if it's exploitation
AN-225

World's largest jet to be delivered to China

World's largest jet to be delivered to China
The the main club house inside Mezhgorye, the residence of Ukraine's ousted president Victor Yanukovych.

Ukrainians vowed to turn their ex-president’s estate into a ‘Museum of Corruption.’ But it’s something else now.

Ukrainians vowed to turn their ex-president’s estate into a ‘Museum of Corruption.’ But it’s something else now.
"The Sniffer," one of the most popular TV detective shows in Russia today, is made by a Ukrainian production company.

There's one thing that Russia and Ukraine agree on — their favorite TV shows

At least one big industry in Ukraine is thriving, not in spite of the conflict with Russia, but because of it. It's their shared love of Ukrainian TV productions.

There's one thing that Russia and Ukraine agree on — their favorite TV shows
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.

Today's Kerry-Putin photo op doesn't mean Moscow is coming in from the cold

The top US diplomat John Kerry sat down today in the Kremlin with Russian President Vladimir Putin to talk about Syria and Ukraine.

Today's Kerry-Putin photo op doesn't mean Moscow is coming in from the cold
Crimean Tatar singer Susana Jamaladinova, known as Jamala, performs during the Ukrainian national qualification for the Eurovision Song Contest outside Kiev, Ukraine, February 21, 2016.

Ukraine's Eurovision 2016 entry is about Stalin’s repression, and Russia isn't thrilled

Crimea in 2016 looks eerily like Crimea in 1944 for many Crimean Tatars.

Ukraine's Eurovision 2016 entry is about Stalin’s repression, and Russia isn't thrilled
Vigil for those who died in eastern Ukraine

Meet a broken family in Ukraine — divided by geography and blame

Fighting continues to escalate in eastern Ukraine. And the tensions there aren't just ripping apart the country, they are ripping apart families.

Meet a broken family in Ukraine — divided by geography and blame
An aerial photograph taken by a drone shows the air traffic control tower of the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport damaged by shelling during fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces in eastern Ukraine.

Oh, Donetsk airport, I knew you when

She remembers the Donetsk airport when it was a sad Soviet-era fixture. And when it was transformed, reimagined, for a 2012 European soccer tourney. Now it is rubble in fighting in eastern Ukraine, and she realizes " how little time it takes to destroy something which has been so painstakingly built."

Oh, Donetsk airport, I knew you when
People attend a rally in support of Scotland's independence referendum, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.

Russia says 'Yes' to self-determination — as long as it's not within Russia

Russia is eagerly watching the Scotland referendum on independence. Russia media portray it as a validation of the March vote in Crimea for self-determination. But Moscow-based reporter Charles Maynes tells Marco Werman that Russia's government is less eager to embrace self-determination inside its own borders.

Russia says 'Yes' to self-determination — as long as it's not within Russia
Youth unfurl a giant Ukrainian flag as part of celebrations to mark Constitution Day on the Potemkin Stairs in Odessa.

'Panic in a Suitcase' is an immigration novel with an anti-immigration twist

In Yelena Akhtiorskaya's debut novel, "Panic in a Suitcase," a Ukrainian-American family is torn between Odessa and the streets of Brighton Beach in New York.

'Panic in a Suitcase' is an immigration novel with an anti-immigration twist
A film still of physicist Alexander Vilenkin from the set of "Dau". He was flown to Kharkov for a week to play the role of a scientist in the movie.

This movie about a Soviet scientist may be the grandest experiment in film history, if it ever gets finished

Dau was filmed in a full-size replica of a Soviet scientific institute featuring real-life physicists, Communist party bosses and former KGB agents. But you might never get the chance to see the results of the huge production.

This movie about a Soviet scientist may be the grandest experiment in film history, if it ever gets finished

Dutch voices demand their government get tough with Russia over the downed Malaysia Airlines flight

It’s time for the Netherlands to "man up" to Russia. That's what one Dutch columnist is saying about his country's muted response to the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 over Ukraine.

Dutch voices demand their government get tough with Russia over the downed Malaysia Airlines flight
Malaysia Airlines Flight 17

Ukraine and Russia each produce accusations, and evidence, over who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight 17

Tension between Russia and Ukraine is rising, as each accuses the other of being responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet. Meanwhile, the Netherlands goes into mourning, saying this is their 9/11, since more than half the passengers on the flight were Dutch.

Ukraine and Russia each produce accusations, and evidence, over who shot down Malaysia Airlines flight 17