The US has expressed displeasure at Snowden's public appearance in Moscow. He says he will try to get to Latin America.
Electricity cables cut, no trade between Ukraine proper and the Crimean Peninsula, no gas supply: Once again Ukraine and Russia seem headed for confrontation. The US and Europe fear for the future of the Minsk Protocol.
The leaders of Turkey and the US have talked in Paris on how to resolve tensions with Russia diplomatically. The Turkish PM accused Moscow of making allegations to distract from its own wrongdoing.
President Obama has emphasized the need for a diplomatic response to the ongoing conflict in Syria. He was speaking during the climate talks in Paris, which Russian President Vladimir Putin also attended.
Turkey's prime minister has called for talks with Russia to prevent another downing of a jet along the border with Syria. He also criticized Russian sanctions as against mutual interests.