Thousands gathered on Kiev's Maidan to protest against Moscow. Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili offered his support.
Ukraine's Donbass region is adopting Russian currency, schoolbooks and maybe soon, passports. Russia, which annexed the Crimean Peninsula last year, hasn't had to take any formal control to move the secession along.
Maria Gaidar’s decision to work for the Governor of the Ukrainian city of Odessa has upset Moscow. Some want her charged with treason, but is her defection a sign of betrayal or leadership, asks Fiona Clark in Moscow?
Vladimir Putin has signed a treaty with a Georgian breakaway region. Critics say the move paves the way for Russia to annex South Ossetia.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Tbilisi to protest against Russia's support of separatists in two Georgian regions. Abkhazia and South Ossetia broke away from Tbilisi in civil wars in the early 1990s.