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Russia’s efforts to annex parts of Ukraine denounced worldwide

The U.S. and other countries said they will never recognize Russia's illegal and illegitimate annexation of parts of Ukraine.
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Faces of Kremlin propaganda: Margarita Simonyan

This installment in a series looks at Margarita Simonyan. She leads a Russian state-funded media outlet because of her loyalty to Putin.
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International sanctions are working: Russia feels economic pressure

Putin's war against Ukraine prompted sanctions and business withdrawals. Those actions are taking a toll on Russia's economy.
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Food insecurity made worse by Putin’s war, not sanctions

Russian military forces have bombed fields and destroyed transport systems that allow Ukraine to export its agricultural goods worldwide.
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Faces of Kremlin propaganda: Dimitri Peskov

This installment in a series looks at Dimitri Peskov, President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, who lives in luxury as he spreads disinformation.
Illustration of men in suits carrying briefcases with Russian flag design (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Countries expel Russian diplomats in protest over Ukraine

Nations are expelling Russian diplomats to protest the invasion of Ukraine. Find out which countries are taking that approach.
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Real news site or Russian propaganda?

News Front is an example of Russia’s strategy of using state-controlled media to legitimize and popularize Kremlin disinformation narratives.
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World isolates Putin’s regime after Ukraine invasion

From blocking financial transactions to stopping energy imports, nations acted to hold Russia's leaders accountable for the attack on Ukraine.
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Biden: ‘Putin has committed an assault on the very principles that...

President Biden made clear to the Russian government and the world the consequences of its "brutal assault" on Ukraine.