The Ukrainian foreign ministry says Russian forces have taken over a village 10 kilometers north of the Crimean border.
NATO has been at the heart of defense policy for many Western European nations for decades. As time has gone on, it's moved eastwards. But how did the alliance become what it is? Who pays for it? Where is it going?
Germany's top spy, Bruno Kahl, has delivered a dramatic warning about Russia's military ambitions in the European Union. But some analysts think that such alarmism only plays into the Kremlin's hands.
Georgia has accused Russia of having occupied 20 percent of its territory. In an interview with DW's Zhanna Nemtsova, Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili talked about relations between the two countries.
The US-led coalition in Syria tried to "impede" Russian warplanes from bombing "Islamic State" (IS) militia, the Russian Defense Ministry said. It also accused Washington of allowing the jihadists to regroup in Iraq.
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