As the international crisis over Crimea continues, Ukrainian men and women are increasingly signing up to so-called volunteer defense forces. They want to back up their country's army should there indeed be war with Russia.
Russia and Ukraine commemorate the end of the war in very different ways. While Moscow has continued to politicize the historic event, Kyiv has shifted toward an increasingly Western approach.
Russian authorities have returned three Ukrainian military ships from their Crimean port to Ukraine. The navy vessels were seized during a clash in the Kerch Strait last year.
Vladimir Putin assumed the Russian presidency in an interim capacity in 2000. He made a lot of promises. Two decades later, the spy-turned-strongman is still at the helm of Kremlin politics.
Free after more than five years in a Russian jail, Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov tells DW about surviving torture, the Maidan uprising and his "little dream" of seeing Vladimir Putin answer for his actions in court.
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