Thousands gathered on Kiev's Maidan to protest against Moscow. Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili offered his support.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Tbilisi to protest against Russia's support of separatists in two Georgian regions. Abkhazia and South Ossetia broke away from Tbilisi in civil wars in the early 1990s.
Angela Merkel prefers to avoid confrontation in domestic politics, but it's not always the case where foreign policy is concerned. For Vladimir Putin, she has turned out to be a formidable opponent, says Volker Wagener.
Russia has declared that it will recognize the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk as legitimate. The Kremlin's actions are leading the world to a new Cold War, says DW's Ingo Mannteufel.
Talks in the Ukraine crisis have deadlocked. Russia is refusing to be swayed by the persistent negotiations, and it is difficult to see a way out of the conflict, says DW’s Bernd Riegert.
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