Moscow's proxies in occupied Ukraine regions report big votes to join Russia
Moscow has acted in recent months to 'Russify' areas under its control, including by issuing people with Russian passports and rewriting school curriculums.
Russia issues new nuclear warning as it wraps up contested Ukraine referendums
Moscow's latest broadside comes as European countries rush to investigate unexplained leaks in two Russian natural gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea.
Ukrainians involved in Russian-backed referendums face treason charges, prison term
Moscow hopes to annex the provinces of Kherson, Luhansk, Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia, in the east and south, which make up about 15% of Ukraine.
Russia says 'no decisions' on closing borders amid exodus of military-age men
Almost 17,000 Russians crossed the border into Finland over the weekend, Finnish authorities say, while Russian reports say the estimated wait to enter Georgia hit 48 hours at one point.
Gunman detained after shooting at draft office in Russia's Irkutsk region
A number of draft offices have been attacked since Russian President Vladimir Putin declared a partial mobilisation.
US warns of catastrophic consequences if Russia uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine
The latest US warning follows a thinly veiled nuclear threat made by President Vladimir Putin, who said Russia would use any weapons to defend its territory.
Moscow pledges 'full protection' to any areas annexed by Russia
The Russian annexations raise the risk of a direct military confrontation between Russia and the Nato military alliance as Western arms are being used by Ukrainian troops.
Complaints grow over Russia's chaotic mobilisation
The announcement of Russia's first public mobilisation since World War II is attracting criticism from the Kremlin's own official supporters, something almost unheard of in Russia since the invasion began.
Investigation chief says Russia committed war crimes in Ukraine
The commission is one of the first international bodies to reach the conclusion on the basis of field evidence.
Ukraine to slash ties with Iran over 'evil' drones supply to Russia
President Volodymyr Zelensky says a total of eight Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles have been shot down so far in the conflict.
Four Ukraine regions prepare to hold referendums on joining Russia
Referendum results in favour of Russia are considered inevitable.
Russian draft prompts exodus by some men as air fares jump
Putin has ordered Russia's first mobilisation since World War Two and backed a plan to annex swathes of Ukraine, warning the West he'd be ready to use nuclear weapons to defend Russia.