Former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, speaking in Russia, says he is still the legitimate leader.
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.
The Russian Orthodox Church has downgraded "diplomatic relations" with Istanbul-based Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Bartholomew I has been accused of "anti-canonical activities" for sending bishops to Ukraine.
In an interview with DW, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations Kurt Volker blamed Russia for the stalemate in talks. He also reaffirmed the US's readiness to supply additional lethal weapons to Kyiv.
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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