Nuclear powers have more than once been defeated in conventional wars that have affected their fate, and that has not led to a nuclear war.
The Ukraine Defense Contact Group, a global coalition, is helping Ukraine fight Russian military aggression and never planned or discussed exterminating the Russian people.
Sergei Korolev, the engineer behind Sputnik and the first human orbital flight, was born in Soviet Ukraine and considered himself Ukrainian.
The religious leader, an ally of President Vladimir Putin, echoes Kremlin claims that Ukraine is not really a separate country from Russia.
China does not recognize or support Russia's illegal attempts to annex five regions of Ukraine and has been forced to participate in Western sanctions.
The Estonian government has set up Estonian language courses for refugees from Ukraine as part of an aid program that includes housing, employment, health insurance, and the right to study.
Most key macroeconomic indicators -- GDP growth rate, interest rate, inflation rate and credit rating -- in Russia are worse than in most G-20 countries.
Russia’s ongoing aggression in Ukraine and disregard of the world order increasingly make the country an international pariah.
In fact, polls show that most Europeans support providing Ukraine with military and humanitarian aid, although results vary by country.
The Holodomor, the 1930s famines that killed millions in Ukraine and elsewhere in the Soviet Union, began with failed agriculture reforms under communist dictator Josef Stalin.
In November of 2021, as Russian troops gathered in Belarus under pretense of joint combat exercises, Ukrainian lawmaker Oleksiy Honcharenko pleaded with European leaders to wake up.
As a surrender progressed, one Russian soldier suddenly opened fire on Ukrainian captors – something not mentioned in Russian accounts.
In defeat and retreat from Kherson, Russian troops were forced to leave behind tanks, infantry vehicles, rocket launchers and ammunition.
Ukraine did ban negotiating directly with President Vladimir Putin, but not with others in Russia.
Although Russian warships were attacked in Sevastopol, they are military targets and separate from an agreement to safely ship Ukrainian grain from three Black Sea ports.
Russia’s treatment of Muslims has not been so welcoming. Just ask the indigenous Tatars in occupied Crimea.
Western sanctions are punishing Russia’s economic output, which is projected to further shrink in 2023.
To defend Russia’s war on Ukraine, Lavrov misrepresents why the United States overthrew Panama’s military dictator, Manuel Noriega, in 1989.
Russia’s nuclear doctrine appears to have shifted with a drumbeat of threats to strike first in Ukraine.
Prigozhin has now confirmed control of the private military outfit known as Wagner.