Ukraine is the largest Country in Europe. It has a population of around 45,000.
The Ukraine is split between pro-Russian sentiment in the east and those favoring closer ties to the EU in the west.
Latvia is paying close attention to potential geopolitical developments. The Latvian parliament passed a budget that will see the country's spending on defense rise up to the magic NATO number of 2 percent in 2018. "This is not going to be another Ukraine," said Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics.
The foreign ministers of Germany, France, Ukraine and Russia have failed to agree on a roadmap for the peace process in eastern Ukraine. Germany's Steinmeier said paying "lip service" to the conflict would not solve it.
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and 13 of his colleagues have called for a relaunch of European arms control. The group said more dialogue is needed to prevent an arms race after Russia's actions in eastern Ukraine.