Ukraine's interim government is accusing Russia of sending thousands of troops into Crimea. The peninsula 's pro-Russian leader and the Russian parliament in Moscow both appealed publicly to Vladimir Putin to intervene.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is unlikely to be punished for his Russian dealings, as Ukraine would like. But he's still coming under fire across the political spectrum in Germany.
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.
Vladimir Putin told supporters in a victory speech in Moscow that Russia was "bound for success." While officials have reported strong turnout, monitoring groups have reported electoral violations.
Ukrainian authorities have detained Nadiya Savchenko, an ex-combat pilot in Ukraine's air force, on suspicion of planning an armed attack against the parliament. Savchenko had gained notoriety after her trial in Russia.
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