Russia's State Duma has ratified Crimea's incorporation into the Russian Federation. In Kyiv, Ukrainian lawmakers could do little more than watch helplessly.
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.
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.
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.
European politicians have increased calls for sanctions against the ex-chancellor for representing Russian interests. Ukraine's foreign minister said sanctions must target "those who are pushing Putin's projects abroad."
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