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.
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.
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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded answers from Moscow after "unequivocal evidence" that opposition leader Alexei Navalny had been poisoned. But what can the West really do to exert pressure on Russia?
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