How Crimea is becoming Russian. A report by Juri Rescheto.
The economic measures prevent EU citizens and companies from investing in Crimea and Sevastopol. Russia's annexation of the peninsula in 2014 prompted the sanctions.
Five local lawmakers have been sentenced for election fraud in western Germany. Among them is a vocal supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has drawn criticism for his trips to Crimea and eastern Ukraine.
Vladimir Putin has spoken with Petro Poroshenko about a possible prisoner swap. Several Ukrainian prisoners in Russia are on a hunger strike, including film director Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year sentence.
Kyiv says it prevented the assassination of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko – by staging his death. How credible is this claim? One week has passed since news broke Babchenko is in fact alive. Many questions remain.
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