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The rebuilding of trust between Europe and the US after the NSA revelations did not happen in Munich. Europeans should now take a different path to push Washington into reforming the NSA, says DW's Michael Knigge.
According to Ukraine's defense ministry, six armored vehicles were taken by pro-Russian militants in Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine. There are also reports of defections to the separatists' side.
The German media has voiced outrage at the NSA's alleged spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone. But editorials also criticized her for previously having played down the broader eavesdropping scandal.
Klaus Zillikens, the head of the OSCE mission in eastern Ukraine, explains that though life appears to go on as normal in the Donetsk region, tensions there are running high - particularly in the city of Slovyansk.
Writing for DW, Elliott Morss predicts three possible economic scenarios for Ukraine as the turmoil there continues. None of them, he says, are particularly appealing.
Since the crisis in eastern Ukraine started, the Ukrainian government has been exercising tighter border controls. But Ukraine's military action hasn't proved effective in stemming Russia's slow takeover.
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Roman Goncharenko, of DW's Russian service, says the operation underway in eastern Ukraine is imperative for Kyiv.
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The Ukrainian government cannot accept armed troops on its territory and Russian meddling in its affairs. But Kyiv has to act carefully and push for dialogue, says DW's Bernd Johann.
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