A top US diplomat has apologized after using an expletive to refer to the EU in a bugged phone call with the US ambassador to Kiev. The audio was uploaded to YouTube and Washington has accused Russia of releasing it.
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.
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."
The increasing tension between Russia and the West has some experts asking whether Germany should change its famously patient approach to dealing with the Kremlin. The key to a new strategy may lie in domestic policy.
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.
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