The United States and European allies remain steadfast in their support for Ukraine’s independence and sovereignty.

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Biden at U.N.: Partnering for a freer, more just world [September 26, 2022]

President Biden told the U.N. that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “brutal, needless war” against Ukraine violated the clear intent of the U.N. Charter.

President Biden standing at lectern with U.N. seal, gesturing (© Mary Altaffer/AP Images)
President Biden addresses the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly September 21. (© Mary Altaffer/AP Images)

These Americans helped Russians improve their English [September 19, 2022]

Meet three experienced English instructors in the U.S. who recently virtually taught teachers and students in Russia.

Man standing in front of New York city skyline at night (Courtesy of Gabriel Garbar)
From his home in the New York City area, Gabriel Garbar taught English to Russian learners as part of an online State Department program. (Courtesy of Gabriel Garbar)

Exposing human rights abuses associated with Russia’s filtration operations in Ukraine [September 12, 2022]

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield urged the United Nations to act on Russia’s filtration sites in Ukraine.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaking at lectern with poster behind her (Loey Felipe/United Nations)
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield briefs reporters ahead of the Security Council meeting on maintenance of peace and security of Ukraine. (Loey Felipe/United Nations)

Kremlin plans sham referendums to annex parts of Ukraine [September 7, 2022]

Moscow is rolling out a version of the same playbook it used in 2014 when Russia invaded Crimea and later held staged elections.

People waiting in line to talk to man at desk (© Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)
Residents of Kherson stand in line July 25 to obtain Russian passports that are now required to work in this Russian-controlled city. One of the posters reads: “Russia is here forever.” (© Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters)

Ukrainian grain reaches Africa with U.S. assistance [September 1, 2022]

The United Nations and the U.S. government are working to ensure that Ukrainian grain reaches people who need it the most.

Woman wearing headscarf and holding malnourished child (© Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)
A mother feeds her severely malnourished child at a camp for internally displaced people in the Afar region of Ethiopia in February 2022. (© Tiksa Negeri/Reuters)

Faces of Kremlin propaganda: Margarita Simonyan [August 31, 2022]

This installment in a series looks at Margarita Simonyan. She leads a Russian state-funded media outlet because of her loyalty to Putin.

Illustration of woman with wind-up key in her back and Russian flag in background (State Dept./M. Gregory. Images: © AtlasbyAtlas Studio/
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

Report: Russia’s filtration operations violate international humanitarian law [August 30, 2022]

A new report from Yale’s Humanitarian Research Lab describes potential human rights abuses committed by Russian soldiers against Ukrainians.

Adults and children stepping out of bus with 'children' sign in Russian (© Leo Correa/AP Images)
People traveling from Mariupol to Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, must pass through filtration checkpoints. (© Leo Correa/AP Images)

Famed U.S. ‘Nazi hunter’ now investigates war crimes in Ukraine [August 29, 2022]

Eli Rosenbaum is coordinating U.S. efforts to hold accountable those responsible for war crimes in Ukraine. Learn more about him.

Eli Rosenbaum standing in shadow in front of map (© Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images)
Eli Rosenbaum in his office at the U.S. Department of Justice in 2018 (© Salwan Georges/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine at 6 months [August 22, 2022]

Ukraine celebrates its national independence day August 24 as Russia’s full-scale invasion reaches a grim six-month milestone.

Two photos contrasting Ukrainians celebrating their independence day in August 24, 2021, and six months of war since February 24, 2022. (Photos: © Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters and © Kostiantyn Liberov/AP Images)
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

International sanctions are working: Russia feels economic pressure [August 16, 2022]

Putin’s war against Ukraine prompted sanctions and business withdrawals. Those actions are taking a toll on Russia’s economy.

Photo of shuttered McDonald’s restaurant in Russia and statistics demonstrating weakened economy (Photo: © Ivan Gran/
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

Russia continues its quest to erase Ukraine’s culture, identity [August 8, 2022]

Russian President Vladimir Putin is trying to impose Russian cultural, economic and citizenship standards upon Ukrainian citizens.

Bust of Taras Shevchenko with bullet hole in forehead (© Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Russian forces put a bullet hole in this bust of revered Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko in the main square of Borodianka, Ukraine. (© Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Russia falsely claims attacks don’t target Ukrainian civilians [August 3, 2022]

Russian shelling has hit Ukrainians in their homes, hospitals and theaters as well as children in the streets.

Baby stroller covered in blood sitting in front of building damaged by shelling (© Efrem Lukatsky/AP Images)
A 4-year-old Ukrainian girl was pushing a stroller when she and others were killed by a Russian missile attack in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, July 14. (© Efrem Lukatsky/AP Images)

Putin’s latest crackdown on dissent and information [July 27, 2022]

Russians who criticize the war in Ukraine are facing prosecution and isolation. Find out more about Russia’s campaign of suppression.

Graphic of giant fist holding man with his hands up; Russian flag on sleeve of fist and facial recognition shown on man (Graphic: State Dept./M. Gregory. Image: © rudall30/
(State Dept./M. Gregory)

This article is being updated periodically during each month and published in segments. See updates for June and July, April and May and February and March 2022.