New US sanctions on 7 Russian oligarchs from Putin's inner circle. Former US Asst. Sec. of State for European Affairs & Amb. to Poland, Daniel Fried, tell DW's Brent Goff how this fits into Trump's chaotic foreign policy..
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned Russia for seizing three Ukrainian ships in the Sea of Azov. But she failed to offer any military support to Ukraine or further economic sanctions against Russia.
For more than a half century, Lyudmila Alexeyeva never gave up and remained optimistic Russia would become democratic. "Today's young people give me the feeling of not having lived in vain," she told DW last year.
Following two days of tense talks in Vienna, a deal to reduce oil production has been struck by OPEC and Russia. Prices have already risen on the back of the news, but Donald Trump will not be pleased.
Bill Browder has spent nine years campaigning to punish Russian officials responsible for killing his friend Sergei Magnitsky. He hopes Moscow's increased aggression will convince Europe it's time to act.
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