Residents of the Russian-speaking city became partisans who fought for the independence of Ukraine. The nine-month occupation is over, but Russia continues to shell the city.
As Russia's war in Ukraine enters its second year, Beijing has repeatedly said it would broker any cease-fire talks, a proposal Ukrainians are wary of because of China's close ties with Moscow.
The navy blue booklets, available to anyone born there, allow entry to 171 countries without a visa. It's a backup plan that well-off Russians believe may come in handy in the ever-uncertain future.
A year after Russia's invasion of Ukraine sparked the largest conflict in Europe since World War II, the repercussions continue to reverberate.
Just before he invaded Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed with other leaders that "a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought." So why is he eroding a key treaty?
Trade between China and Russia has increased over the past year, especially with Chinese purchases of Russian oil and gas.
President Biden often pledges to support Ukraine in its fight against Russia "as long as it takes." The risky secret trip to the warzone is aimed at showing he means it.
Catch up on key developments and the latest in-depth coverage of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
As the West isolates Russian President Vladimir Putin, India has doubled down on buying Russian oil. India's prime minister calls his country's friendship with Moscow "unbreakable."
The war in Ukraine dominated the annual conference in Germany, as Vice President Kamala Harris accused Russian forces of crimes against humanity.