Not a day goes by without another mass demonstration in Kiev against President Viktor Yanukovych's regime. Opposition leader and heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko is keen to boost Ukraine's ties with the EU and has Germany behind him.
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.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is set to visit the areas near the Ukrainian frontline during a two-day trip to the country. He is expected to discus Berlin's diplomatic role in "countering Russian aggression."
Amid soaring tensions in eastern Ukraine's conflict, the German chancellor has urged "immediate" steps to prevent more violence. But Russia said the Trump administration's latest decision could lead to "new bloodshed."
Ukraine's security service have detained a government official who allegedly worked "in the interests of the enemy state." Local media reported the man as the prime minister's assistant, who accompanied him on key trips.
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