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.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko commented on the continuing fighting in Ukraine despite an official ceasefire and discussed Ukraine's chance of becoming a NATO member. His statements were quickly picked up by Russian as well as Ukrainian media and generated a fierce discussion on social media. Here's how both sides reacted.