"Security should be there and Russia should be out, in order to get Donbas back into Ukraine," the Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin told Tim Sebastian on Conflict Zone.
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This week, DW spoke to Ukraine's Dmytro Kuleba to talk about the track record of the Zelenskyy government, which came to power in 2019 with great promises of reform, transparency and an end to conflict with Russia.
Ministers from the G7 met face-to-face for the first time in two years, ahead of a leaders' summit in June. Top diplomats from the UK and US used a news conference to press Russia on its Ukraine "brinkmanship."
Germany and France have acted as peace brokers between Russia and Ukraine for years. Now, US President Joe Biden has thrown his hat into the ring as well.
The withdrawal will ease immediate fears that Russia was planning to further stoke tensions in Ukraine. Moscow annexed Crimea in 2014 after a referendum that was denounced as illegal by the UN, the EU and the US.
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