Mariana Sadovska's music became an anthem for Ukraine's pro-Europe protest movement. The Cologne-based Ukrainian is anxious about the situation in her homeland, as pro-Russian separatists rally in the country's east.
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On March 11, 1990, Lithuania broke away from the Soviet Union. The event which started the demise of the Soviet empire still reverberates within the Kremlin, says DW's Konstantin Eggert.
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.
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."
Free after more than five years in a Russian jail, Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov tells DW about surviving torture, the Maidan uprising and his "little dream" of seeing Vladimir Putin answer for his actions in court.
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