The decision was made shortly after Russia took control of the Feodosia naval base, the third Ukrainian military facility to fall into Russian hands within 48 hours.
The crisis in Ukraine was the impetus for NATO to reinvent itself, but is the alliance sufficiently invested in resolving the conflict itself? No one will declare the Minsk Agreement dead, but it's hard to find a pulse.
Russia's central bank has presented a new banknote showing the Crimean naval city of Sevastopol and the Greek and Roman ruins at Chersonesus. Images of the annexed peninsula were chosen by the public in an online poll.
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.
A man accused of plotting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin has been injured and his wife killed in an attack outside Kyiv. The couple's car was peppered with bullets in an ambush.
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