Moscow has named Yuliya Samoylova as Kyiv song contest entry, ending speculation that it might boycott the competition. But now the Ukraine is threatening to ban the singer or even arrest her.
In an interview with DW, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker blamed Russia for the stalemate in talks. He also reaffirmed the US's readiness to supply additional lethal weapons to Kyiv.
The Russian Orthodox Church has downgraded "diplomatic relations" with Istanbul-based Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Bartholomew I has been accused of "anti-canonical activities" for sending bishops to Ukraine.
In Ukraine, oligarch Oleksandr Onyshchenko is a wanted man. For a while it looked like he'd find refuge in northern Germany. He promised investments and big equestrian games in return. But the plan didn't work out.
Moscow called the high-profile killing of a pro-Russian separatist leader in Ukraine's breakaway Donetsk region "a provocation." DW spoke to experts about what the brutal murder means for long-stalled efforts at peace.
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