Russia has been tightening its grip on Crimea ahead of a referendum on independence. Meanwhile, Ukraine's government plans to formalize ties with the EU and could sign an association agreement next week.
Armed men in unmarked uniforms in Luhansk: The power struggle seems to be intensifying in this separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Scenes in the center of the city are reminiscent of the annexation of Crimea.
As worries linger over Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia and his commitment to partners abroad, is the US still a dependable ally? Conflict Zone meets the US Army’s top general in Europe, Ben Hodges.
Igor Plotnitsky, the head of Ukraine's rebel Luhansk region, has resigned after accusing a rival of an attempted coup. With tensions simmering in the region, is the conflict in eastern Ukraine about to escalate?
The EU has invited representatives from six post-Soviet states to take part in its fifth annual Eastern Partnership summit. On the agenda: reforms and closer economic ties. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
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