Direct flights between Ukraine and Russia have been grounded as the two countries exchanged sanctions against their respective airlines. Travelers between the two countries will now have to fly via a third country, take the overnight train or drive.
Ukraine says that German dance band Scooter broke the law when it performed in Russian-annexed Crimea. But is the concert one of many signs that Western Europe is accepting the status quo in the area?
Germany's Social Democrats are dismayed at former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder's nomination to the board of the Russian energy giant Rosneft. The party's secretary-general, however, is taking the bull by the horns.
A new media report claims North Korea was able to develop its missile system after buying rocket engines on the black market in Ukraine. Kyiv denies the link. In this international mystery, the clues lead to Russia.
Policymakers and economic organizations in Germany are getting increasingly nervous about the latest round of sanctions against Russia that the US administration looks set to implement. Energy sector firms are alarmed.
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