Armed men have stormed the regional parliament building in Crimea in an act of loyalty to Russia and defiance against the new leadership of Ukraine.
A Russian man has been arrested in Ukraine for the murder 13 years ago of a US journalist working for Forbes magazine in Moscow. Three people charged with Klebnikov's murder in 2006 were acquitted.
A man accused of plotting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin has been injured and his wife killed in an attack outside Kyiv. The couple's car was peppered with bullets in an ambush.
The crisis in Ukraine was the impetus for NATO to reinvent itself, but is the alliance sufficiently invested in resolving the conflict itself? No one will declare the Minsk Agreement dead, but it's hard to find a pulse.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier is making the first visit to Russia by a German president since 2010. It may look like a diplomatic olive branch, but Moscow and Berlin can hardly expect a normalization of relations.
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