Thousands gathered on Kiev's Maidan to protest against Moscow. Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili offered his support.
Crimea has drawn frequent comparison with South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Even though the parallels between the two are far from simple, decision-makers could still learn from looking at Russia's behavior in Georgia.
Georgians, Moldovans and Ukrainians are united in their desire to become part of the European Union. Pressure from Russia has only strengthened this feeling and prompted the EU to act, writes DW's Bernd Johann.
The EU has cautioned Georgia against applying selective justice during a visit to Brussels by President Mikheil Saakashvili. Speculation has arisen that Tbilisi may bring charges against the leader when he leaves office.
At this week's EU summit, diplomats plan to seal part of an association agreement with Ukraine. Some are even calling for EU accession. But the EU, critics fear, might be getting ahead of itself in Eastern Europe.
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