The city in eastern Ukraine is strategically important. For weeks, Kyiv troops and separatists battled for control of Debaltseve. Lots of buildings have been destroyed; the humanitarian situation in Debaltseve is alarming.
Armed men in unmarked uniforms in Luhansk: The power struggle seems to be intensifying in this separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Scenes in the center of the city are reminiscent of the annexation of Crimea.
The EU has invited representatives from six post-Soviet states to take part in its fifth annual Eastern Partnership summit. On the agenda: reforms and closer economic ties. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
Western clothing brands benefit from low manufacturing costs in Eastern Europe, where laws are ignored and workers exploited. Local governments even support such industry practices.
The crisis in Ukraine was the impetus for NATO to reinvent itself, but is the alliance sufficiently invested in resolving the conflict itself? No one will declare the Minsk Agreement dead, but it's hard to find a pulse.
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