Russia has protested to Germany's new ambassador over comments by the German finance minister. Wolfgang Schäuble likened the Russian takeover of Crimea to the Nazi annexation of the Sudetenland in 1938.
For the first time in six months, opposition groups in Russia want to demonstrate against the Kremlin's Ukraine policies and Moscow's propaganda machine. Observers on the ground look at the potential for protest.
Vladimir Putin has said the EU and the US had violated the principles of the World Trade Organization by imposing sanctions. A number of countries have implemented trade embargos over the war with Ukraine.
Six months after Russia annexed Crimea, residents of the Black Sea peninsula cast their first votes in a Russian election - an election many of them are calling unfair and undemocratic.
The government in Kyiv took a huge risk by turning its back on Moscow. Now it's time for the United States to reward the risk-takers in Ukraine, writes DW's Miodrag Soric.
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