Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovych has returned from sick leave, while protests continue.
The leader of Austria's Freedom Party says he wants to end EU sanctions imposed on Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis. Heinz-Christian Strache says the measures have damaged the Austrian economy.
Even if it falls apart, a planned Russian-German gas pipeline has already succeeded in one Kremlin objective: sowing discord in the West. But some believe commercial concerns will win out and the pipeline will go ahead.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has reiterated German support for the Normandy format. He told Russian President Vladimir Putin clashes would go on until an international settlement is reached in eastern Ukraine.
The EU's top diplomat has been honored in Bonn for her contributions to democracy and peace around the world. EU parliament chief Martin Schulz said the award sent an "important message at the right time."
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