An OSCE meeting took place in Kyiv as Ukrainians held pro-European protests. But, the group has lost its importance, says international law expert Manfred Nowak because the West and Russia are drifting apart.
If not for disagreements over the situation in Ukraine, NATO and Moscow could be getting along quite well at the moment. At a meeting in Brussels, Russia has called on other nations "not to interfere" in Kyiv.
The Petersburg Dialogue, a regular round of informal talks, highlighted the existing dichotomy in German-Russian relations. Participants could not overcome the divide, writes DW’s Ingo Mannteufel.