Thousands gathered on Kiev's Maidan to protest against Moscow. Former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili offered his support.
The thought of Ukraine or Georgia as NATO members constitutes a horror scenario for most European states. But for many in the US, it's both conceivable and desirable.
The Kremlin will have achieved its goals - for the time being - if there is a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. But it wouldn’t mean the end of the conflict, writes DW’s Ingo Mannteufel.
At least 1,000 Russian troops have advanced into Ukraine, NATO has said. While the alliance wants to increase its military presence in the Baltic states, the EU is due to meet to discuss stepping up sanctions.
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.
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