Why is there continuing fighting in Ukraine despite an official ceasefire? Has Ukraine violated regulations? What's going to happen with Crimea? This week's guest on Conflict Zone is Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko.
Wanted in his native Georgia, Mikheil Saakashvili is engaged in a fierce political battle with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Saakashvili says he wants to "rescue" his adopted country from Kyiv's "bandits."
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is set to visit the areas near the Ukrainian frontline during a two-day trip to the country. He is expected to discus Berlin's diplomatic role in "countering Russian aggression."
Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said Sweden will provide troops only if both Russia and the West agree. Western officials are considering deploying a force led by non-NATO nations in eastern Ukraine.
The UN Security Council has delayed a vote on a possible 30-day truce in Syria to Saturday. Russia, the Syrian government's main backer, has said it is prepared to support such a deal given the right conditions.
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