Russian representatives are to meet NATO officials for the first time in nearly two years. Relations between Moscow and the military alliance have become increasingly strained since the annexation of Crimea.
A new indictment has accused former Trump aide Paul Manafort of paying some €2 million to European politicians to support a pro-Russian government in Ukraine. The lobbying group was led by a "former European chancellor."
Trade between Russia and Germany has increased by about a quarter in the past 12 months. The surge came despite sanctions which the European Union imposed against Moscow for its alleged role in the Ukraine conflict.
Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance supports improvements to "political dialogue" and "military lines of communication." NATO-Russia relations reached a post-Cold War low after Moscow's illegal annexation of Crimea.
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.
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