Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovych has returned from sick leave, while protests continue.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has reiterated German support for the Normandy format. He told Russian President Vladimir Putin clashes would go on until an international settlement is reached in eastern Ukraine.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and France in Berlin on Wednesday to discuss the Ukraine conflict. The summit will address the implementation of the Minsk Accords.
The EU's top diplomat has been honored in Bonn for her contributions to democracy and peace around the world. EU parliament chief Martin Schulz said the award sent an "important message at the right time."
European Union envoys have agreed to prolong their bloc's economic sanctions against Russia for six months. The bans are aimed at curbing Russia's influence in eastern Europe, particularly in Ukraine.
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