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Smoke rises after a Russian rocket hit a multistory building leaving many people under debris in Dnipro, Ukraine.

Russian missiles hit across Ukraine; UK to supply tanks to Ukraine

Photos showed a large gap in the nine-story building. Infrastructure facilities were also hit in the western Lviv region and northeastern Kharkiv.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone

Putin Orders 36-Hour Weekend Cease-Fire In Ukraine

The head of the Russian Orthodox Church proposed the cease-fire to observe the Christmas holiday, which is celebrated Jan. 7.

 | AP

The prosecutor of the ICC speaks during a meeting on the situation in Ukraine.

Can The International Criminal Court Prosecute War Crimes In Ukraine?

The International Criminal Court is limited in its ability to investigate war crimes, and the most powerful have ways to shield themselves.

 | Scripps News Staff

Ukrainians flee homes destroyed by Russian shelling.

Russia Presses Ukraine, Firing 40 Drones At Kyiv

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said Monday that 40 drones "headed for Kyiv" overnight. All of them were destroyed, according to air defense forces.

 | AP

Emergency workers arrive at a residential area hit during a Russian attack in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Russian Strikes Intensify As Ukrainians Return For Holiday

Officials say at least one person has been killed and 14 others hospitalized after 20 Russia launched 20 missiles over Ukraine Saturday.

 | AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin Claims Moscow Ready For Ukraine Talks As Attacks Go On

A country-wide air raid alert was announced twice on Sunday and three missiles in the afternoon hit the city of Kramatorsk.

 | AP

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Zelenskyy Back In Kyiv After U.S. Visit; Russia Keeps Up Attacks

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy sounded another defiant note on his return to his nation's capital following his wartime visit to the U.S.

 | AP

Residents watch a burning building after a Russian drone strike.

Nighttime Drone Attack Rocks Kyiv As Putin Heads To Belarus

The drone strikes come as Russian President Putin is believed to be seeking some kind of Belarusian military support for his war in Ukraine.

 | AP

Ukrainian soldiers launch a drone at Russian positions near Bakhmut, Donetsk region, Ukraine.

Russia: U.S. Air Defense Systems Could Be Targets In Ukraine

The threat from Russia's Foreign Ministry against U.S. air defenses was quickly rejected by Washington.

 | AP

Former U.S. marine Paul Whelan

White House Will Be 'Relentless' In Securing Paul Whelan's Release

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan described the administration's commitment to bringing Paul Whelan home as "absolutely rock solid."

 | AP

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. marine who was arrested for alleged spying in Moscow.

Biden Admin. Responds To Criticism Over Not Including Whelan In Swap

Kremlin requested the release of former Russian Colonel Vadim Krasikov, who is serving a life sentence in Germany for murder, in exchange for Whelan.

 | Kellan Howell

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

NATO Chief Fears Ukraine War Could Become A Wider Conflict

The head of NATO has expressed worry that the fighting in Ukraine could spin out of control and become a war between Russia and NATO.

 | AP

WNBA star Brittney Griner deplanes at Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas.

Brittney Griner Back Home In U.S. After Russian Prisoner Swap

Griner was seen getting off a plane that landed Friday morning at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.

 | John Mone and AP

Smiling photo of Marc Fogel

There Are Still Detained Americans In Russia After Griner's Release

Anne Fogel’s brother Marc and another American Paul Whelan weren’t part of the exchange — a huge blow to their families.

 | Maritsa Georgiou

Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown.

Vladimir Putin Says Ukraine Fight Is Taking Longer Than Expected

Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated his claim that he had to send troops into Ukraine nine months ago.

 | AP

Cherelle Griner, wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner, speaks at the White House.

Brittney Griner's Loved Ones Share In Relief Following Her Release

Emotions for Brittney Griner's friends, family and colleagues have been running high since the announcement of her release.

 | Adi Guajardo

Viktor Bout, left, a suspected Russian arms dealer at the criminal court in Bangkok, and Brittney Griner

The Diplomatic Effort Behind The Swap Of Brittney Griner

The efforts to secure Griner's release resulted in the highest-level diplomatic contact between the U.S. and Russia in months.

 | Nathaniel Reed

American and Ukrainian basketball player D'Andra Moss

D'Andra Moss Talks To Newsy About Brittney Griner's Release

D'Andra Moss spoke with Newsy Live about Brittney Griner's incarceration and release.

 | Scripps News Staff

Alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout looks out from inside a detention center.

Who Is Viktor Bout, The Arms Dealer In The Swap For Brittney Griner?

Bout was convicted in 2011 on terrorism-related charges, including conspiring to kill Americans.

 | Ben Schamisso

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner.

WNBA Star Brittney Griner Freed In U.S.-Russia Prisoner Swap

Brittney Griner's arrest in February made her the most high-profile American jailed abroad.

 | AP and Stuart Smith

Anna Kurkurina pets a group of dogs.

Ukrainian Powerlifter Champions Survival Of Mykolaiv's Abandoned Pets

In Mykolaiv, Ukraine, a retired, record-setting powerlifter puts all her muscle into saving hundreds of cats and dogs left behind by their owners.

 | Jason Bellini

A person walks by house damaged during Russian shelling.

Bombed, Not Beaten: Ukraine's Capital Flips To Survival Mode

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said about 70% of the Ukrainian capital was still without power on Thursday morning.

 | AP and Sergio Olmos

A plume of smoke rises during a fire caused by a Russian attack in Kherson, southern Ukraine.

Renewed Shelling Threatens Key Ukrainian Nuclear Plant

Multiple explosions abruptly ended a period of relative calm around the nuclear facility that has been the site of fighting since Russia invaded.

 | AP

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom.

Brittney Griner Has Begun Serving Sentence In Russian Penal Colony

"Brittney is doing as well as could be expected and trying to stay strong as she adapts to a new environment," her lawyers said in a statement.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

CIA Director William Burns

CIA Director Warns Russian Spy Chief Against Deploying Nukes

The Burns-Naryshkin meeting was the highest-ranking face-to-face engagement between U.S. and Russian officials since before the Ukrainian invasion.

 | AP

Russian soldiers guard an area as a group of foreign journalists visit in Kherson

Russia Says It's Withdrawing Troops From Key Ukrainian City

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has warned that the Russians were feigning a pullout from Kherson to lure the Ukrainian army into an entrenched battle.

 | AP and Scripps News Staff

WNBA star Brittney Griner behind bars

Brittney Griner Sent To Russian Penal Colony To Serve Sentence

Griner's legal team says she has left a detention center for a penal colony — a common type of Russian prison where detainees work for minimal pay.

 | AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un shake hands

North Korea Denies U.S. Claims It Sent Artillery Shells To Russia

The denial follows dozens of weapons tests, including short-range missiles that are likely nuclear-capable and an intercontinental ballistic missile.

 | AP

Investigators inspect a site of an apartment building after shelling

Russian Soldiers Reportedly Spread Into Kherson's Homes

A resident said Russian soldiers are forcing Ukrainian civilians from their apartments in the Kherson region and moving in themselves.

 | AP

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby

White House Accuses N. Korea Of Covertly Sending Ammunition To Russia

National Security Council spokesman John Kirby spoke with Newsy about the allegations and how the U.S. might respond to North Korea's actions.

 | Scripps News Staff and AP