Tourism is booming in expensive all-inclusive hotspots but smaller hotel owners are having difficulties filling vacancies. Crimea lost its Ukrainian tourists after the border was closed.
The German foreign minister is in Ukraine to help along a potential peace deal in the country’s turbulent east. The current ceasefire there has held for nearly a month.
Government officials and pro-Russian separatists have agreed on the terms of a full ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. European leaders had demanded such a deal before they would agree to holding a new summit on Ukraine.
The poisoning attack on the Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny has spurred German politics to take action — although there were many previous occasions that could have triggered a similar response, Yuri Andrukhovych writes.
Ukraine's army has accused pro-Russian separatists of firing weapons shortly after a cease-fire between the two sides came into force. The rebels say they are abiding by the truce, calling Kyiv's claims a "provocation."
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