Russia is increasing the political pressure on Ukraine's transitional government by raising the price of natural gas by 80 percent. That's a disaster for Kiev, which is heavily dependent on Russian energy supplies.
Igor Plotnitsky, the head of Ukraine's rebel Luhansk region, has resigned after accusing a rival of an attempted coup. With tensions simmering in the region, is the conflict in eastern Ukraine about to escalate?
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.
As the EU executive deliberates on the controversial gas pipeline planned to link Russian gas supplies with German consumers, many believe Nordstream II could still fall victim to the EU's energy policy.
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