European Union leaders have been meeting in Brussels to decide the way ahead on Ukraine. Interim Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseny Yatsenyuk was also invited to the meeting.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has shifted her rhetoric on a controversial second underwater pipeline to bring gas from Russia, saying the project could not go forward if it leaves Ukraine empty-handed.
Chancellor Angela Merkel wants a renewed push for peace in Ukraine as conflicting sides fail to live up to the Minsk agreements. The optimistic tone comes as the EU renewed sanctions on Russia over Ukraine.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is unlikely to be punished for his Russian dealings, as Ukraine would like. But he's still coming under fire across the political spectrum in Germany.
Germany's Angela Merkel is carrying a message of EU unity on her trip to Warsaw. But with tensions simmering over refugee quotas and Poland's controversial judicial reforms, the chancellor had to walk a fine line.
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