The Russian assault on Ukraine was the last straw that broke down any remaining barriers to Sweden and Finland for full integration with the NATO alliance.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has dominated headlines since late February 2022. The war struck a nerve among Western audiences, evoking a high degree of support for Ukraine.
The reasons for the prominence of the war in the West are many and varied.
This week marked the 75th day since Russia invaded Ukraine. As the humanitarian disaster unfolds, those carrying out Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) say additional government funding could make their work more effective.
The war between Russia and Ukraine has highlighted just how much of the world's wheat supply relies on these two countries.
As Russian military forces continue their invasion of Ukraine, environmental organizations worldwide are raising concerns about the war's far-reaching devastation to the environment.
In 2014, as Russia launched a proxy war in Eastern Ukraine and annexed Crimea, and in the years that followed, Russian hackers hammered Ukraine. The cyberattacks went so far as to knock out the power grid in parts of the country in 2015.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has often asserted that Russians and Ukrainians are "one people." He points to a few factors: the Russian language spoken widely in both countries, their similar cultures, and the two countries' political connections. But there is one more factor that ties all these together: religion.
Ukraine's economy continues to operate despite the battering the country is getting from the Russian military.
Since November 2021, the U.S. has provided three shipments of military aid to Ukraine, sending weapons and equipment from its own stocks held at bases throughout Europe.
After Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into Ukraine, the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) withdrew $7.2 million from a Russian bank, and now, climate activists are calling on PERA to divest all of its Russian oil and gas holdings.