As EU leaders meet with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy over the conflict in the country’s east, thousands of residents struggle across a makeshift bridge from government-held Stanitsa Luhanska to the separatist side.
Germany's top diplomat Heiko Maas said the war in eastern Ukraine "must be stopped." while meeting his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov in Moscow. The two diplomats clashed on the issue of media freedom.
The French and Russian leaders have said the change of power in Ukraine has boosted chances of peace in its east. But they were less in agreement over Syria — and how to deal with protests.
Kyiv's mayor, Vitali Klitschko, is increasingly in the crosshairs of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. A messy power struggle for the Ukrainian capital lies ahead.
With conflict simmering in the east, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is hoping to secure a political solution to end a separatist insurgency. He told DW that he has the support of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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