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Past articles by Greg:

A century and counting: Ukraine's ongoing fight to free itself from Russia

This month marks 100 years since Ukraine joined the Soviet Union. It did so after Ukraine lost in a bid for independence. Ukraine once again finds itself in another life-and-death battle with Moscow. → Read More

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Ukraine remembers a famine under Stalin, and points to parallels with Putin

Ukraine marked 90 years since a terrible famine that killed at least 4 million of its people. The event was especially poignant this year as Ukraine deals with its present crisis. → Read More

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Russia strikes, Ukraine repairs, in a battle to survive the winter

Ukraine is still recovering from the latest Russian airstrikes. Ukraine's air defenses have proved more resilient than expected. But can it cope this winter with an onslaught on the electricity grid? → Read More

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Russia hits Ukraine with new missile strikes, knocking out power and water

The capital Kyiv and the western city of Lviv were among the cities hit in the latest round of attacks aimed at the country's infrastructure. → Read More

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Poland says missile strike on its land appears to be an accident by Ukraine

Two Polish citizens were killed when the missile struck in the eastern part of Poland, just a few miles from the border with Ukraine. Polish President Andrzej Duda calls it an "unfortunate accident." → Read More

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Ukraine's President Zelenskyy makes surprise visit to liberated city of Kherson

The Ukrainian president appears openly in front of the main government building in the southern city, and speaks to cheering residents who endured eight months of Russian occupation. → Read More

Ukraine's President Zelenskyy makes surprise visit to liberated city of Kherson

The Ukrainian president appears openly in front of the main government building in the southern city, and speaks to cheering residents who endured eight months of Russian occupation. → Read More

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Russia retreats from Kherson. Why is the U.S. nudging Ukraine on peace talks?

Russia says all its forces are gone from the key southern city of Kherson. Yet the Biden administration is publicly asking Ukraine to show a willingness to negotiate. → Read More

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In Ukraine, trend lines point to escalation, not an endgame

When the question comes up on how the war in Ukraine ends, the debate tends to be brief. After eight months of fighting, most all the signs are pointing toward prolonged conflict. → Read More

In Ukraine, trend lines point to escalation, not an endgame

When the question comes up on how the war in Ukraine ends, the debate tends to be brief. After eight months of fighting, most all the signs are pointing toward prolonged conflict. → Read More

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How likely is a Russian nuclear strike in Ukraine?

Russian President Vladimir Putin is again raising the possibility of such an attack. Experts said the likelihood still remains low, though risks are rising. → Read More

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Marking 75 years, the CIA opens a new museum and launches a podcast

The CIA rarely seeks publicity, but has opened up a bit as it marks its anniversary. Director William Burns told the inaugural podcast that he wanted to "demystify" some of the agency's work. → Read More

Marking 75 years, the CIA opens a new museum and launches a podcast

The CIA rarely seeks publicity, but has opened up a bit as it marks its anniversary. Director William Burns told the inaugural podcast that he wanted to 'demystify' some of the agency's work. → Read More

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Facing setbacks, Vladimir Putin makes his biggest gamble yet in Ukraine

The Russian leader has already lost several big bets in Ukraine. He may be taking his largest risk yet by mobilizing more troops and pushing ahead with plans to annex Ukrainian territory. → Read More

Facing setbacks, Vladimir Putin makes his biggest gamble yet in Ukraine

The Russian leader has already lost several big bets in Ukraine. He may be taking his largest risk yet by mobilizing more troops and pushing ahead with plans to annex Ukrainian territory. → Read More

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Ukrainian attacks suggest offensive may be underway in the south

Ukraine has been talking for weeks about a counteroffensive against Russian forces in the southern city of Kherson. Without saying so explicitly, Ukrainian attacks suggested an operation is underway. → Read More

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Once a heavyweight champion, Kyiv's mayor now fights the Russians

Mayor Vitali Klitschko was known as Dr. Ironfists when he dominated the boxing ranks. Now he leads Ukraine's capital city with an equally fierce determination in the battle against Russia. → Read More

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The reason why presidents can't keep their White House records dates back to Nixon

Congress changed the law in the 1970s when President Nixon prepared to leave with his documents — and infamous tape recordings. → Read More

The Cold War to Brittney Griner: a new twist in U.S.-Russia prisoner swaps

The U.S. and Russia are trying to work out a prisoner exchange that involves basketball star Brittney Griner. While they've done deals for decades, the trading usually involves spies for spies. → Read More

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The Cold War to Brittney Griner: a new twist in U.S.-Russia prisoner swaps

The U.S. and Russia are trying to work out a prisoner exchange that involves basketball star Brittney Griner. While they've done deals for decades, the trading usually involves spies for spies. → Read More