Ukrainian anti-government protesters are speaking of a moral victory after special forces left central Kiev without significant violence. But they say protests will continue until President Viktor Yanukovich resigns.
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 head of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk Republic" in eastern Ukraine, Alexander Zakharchenko, has died in an explosion at a Donetsk coffee shop. The Russian Foreign Ministry said Ukraine was likely behind the bombing.
Wives and mothers are fighting for the return of soldiers who went missing in the conflict between the Ukrainian military and separatists in the Donbass. Florian Neuhof reports on their desperate search for answers.
At least 10 people have been injured in the Ukrainian capital after police began removing a protest camp near parliament. The protesters are calling for an anti-corruption court to be established.
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