Foreign ministers of Ukraine, France, Russia and Germany are meeting to discuss the situation in Eastern Ukraine. Since they worked out the Minsk ceasefire earlier this year, Russia has increased its influence over the separatist Donbas region.
Turkey is a NATO member, which makes the fact that it is planning to buy anti-aircraft systems from Russia more than a little unusual. Are Ankara and Moscow developing a closer partnership? Miodrag Soric comments.
Ukraine is seeking to politically redefine the situation in its eastern separatist-held areas. Petro Poroshenko has put forth a bill labeling Russia an aggressor and reaffirming his commitment to the Minsk II protocol.
The new US ambassador to Russia, Jon Huntsman, has presented his diplomatic credentials to Vladimir Putin in Moscow. He takes up the post at an especially contentious time in relations between the two countries.
It's official. Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is now chairman of the Russian energy giant Rosneft's board of directors — an appointment that has caused plenty of controversy here in Germany.
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