Protesters have stormed government buildings in Donetsk and other eastern Ukrainian communities, pushing for referendums to join Russia.
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.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Germany and Russia to "rebuild a minimum of trust." He's the first German head of state to visit Russia in seven years.
Ukraine is seeking to politically redefine the situation in its eastern separatist-held areas. Petro Poroshenko has put forth a bill labeling Russia an aggressor and reaffirming his commitment to the Minsk II protocol.
While Cuba's relationship with the US is cooling down, it is moving closer to its former protector and partner Russia. But Vladimir Putin is not just interested in boosting the economy of the island nation.
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