Ukraine is the largest Country in Europe. It has a population of around 45,000.
The Ukraine is split between pro-Russian sentiment in the east and those favoring closer ties to the EU in the west.
EU leaders have been meeting with non-EU Eastern European states in Riga to forge closer ties. But the bloc's leaders remained vague on many points, and British Prime Minister Cameron didn't have much to show after trying to drum up support for EU reforms he's seeking.
Amnesty International has released a report detailing war crimes perpetrated by pro-Kyiv and pro-Russia forces. The report details summary killings, mock executions and torture on both sides of the conflict in Ukraine.
EU leaders are meeting in Riga with six former Soviet states to deepen relations. The eastern partnership conference was set up in 2009 in the aftermath of the Russia-Georgia war to produce a democratic region without explicitly offering the countries EU membership. The conference comes as Russia works to win over the six states for a Moscow led alternative.