Ukraine needs to step up reforms and find a solution to the fate of jailed former premier Tymoshenko before striking a deal with the EU.
After 20 years, words are put into action: American soldiers are coming to Poland for the long term, while German and British troops head to the Baltics. Polish officials will celebrate the Americans' arrival Saturday.
The NATO-Russia summit sends a positive signal, despite a "wide range" of differences between two sides, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said. Merkel also pledged military support to the ex-Soviet state of Lithuania.
Visa-free travel in Europe for Ukrainians with biometric passports has been proposed by the EU migration commissioner. Dimitris Avramopoulos said Ukraine had met all EU benchmarks. Turkey had only 10 days to do so.
NATO is not only planning to boost its forces in the east: The alliance wants to focus on counterterrorism and immigration on its southern flank. Bernd Riegert reports from the NATO summit in Warsaw.
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