Ukrainian olice used force to disperse pro-EU demonstrators in downtown Kiev. This after President Yanukovich failed to sign a trade deal with the EU at a summit in Vilnius.
A push to establish an independent Ukrainian Orthodox church has also prompted Russian Orthodox bishops in Germany to "temporarily" quit a joint episcopate council. Their departure follows patriarchal orders from Moscow.
The German chancellor has said lifting EU sanctions on Russia is off the table until a "real ceasefire" is achieved in Ukraine. The bloc introduced the measures after the annexation of Crimea in 2014.
By pretending that a prominent Kremlin critic had been killed in Kyiv, Ukrainian intelligence says it wanted to expose a genuine Russian plot to murder the investigative journalist. But many questions remain unanswered.
Ukrainian guest workers help plug the gaps left by mass emigration from Lithuania. But Lithuanians don't really want more foreigners settling in their country. Konstantin Eggert in Vilnius investigates.
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