Russia and Ukraine are locked in a tense standoff, as Russian troops have taken control of the Crimea peninsula. As Western leaders are working to prevent an all-out war, many Russians are divided over how to respond to a conflict so close to home.
Russia's Vladimir Putin and Hungary's Viktor Orban are to meet on Tuesday. They both are nationalistic strongmen with a dislike for western liberalism. But the ties between the two are both deeper and more complicated.
In an exclusive interview with DW's Conflict Zone, Austrian Foreign Minister, Karin Kneissl, discussed migrants, the rule of law in Europe and Vienna’s relationship with Moscow.
Russia's Vladimir Putin has taken a more conciliatory tone, after his Defense Ministry held Israel "completely" accountable for a jet shot down over Syria. Putin spoke of "a chain of tragic accidental circumstances."
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.
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