NATO Secretary General Andres Fogh Rassmusen said it would be a historic mistake for Russia to intervene further in Ukraine. But Moscow said the alliance's suspension of cooperation with Russia would help neither side.
The UK nerve agent attack shows Russia has no "red lines" anymore, says Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. In an interview with DW, he contends that Moscow's aggression against Kyiv could happen anywhere now.
Heiko Maas has outlined his duties as Germany's new top diplomat during a handover ceremony at the Foreign Ministry. Maas said Germany must foster closer cohesion in the EU and vowed to toughen the stance toward Russia.
NATO has announced the expulsion of seven Russian employees from Moscow's observer mission to the organization. The Kremlin has said it is the target of Western "blackmail" over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal.
The Kremlin has stressed its sovereign right to deploy missiles on Russian territory after reports that the country deployed the Iskander nuclear-capable missile system in Kaliningrad on the Baltic Sea.
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