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.
As European foreign ministers discuss further sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis, the humanitarian situation in many eastern towns has grown dire. Government troops rely on donations to pay for their uniforms and in the embattled town of Debaltseve, food and shelter have become scarce.
Moscow has condemned the plans of Sarajevo to ship small arms ammunition to Ukraine, warning that it would lead to "senseless" deaths. Two Bosnian companies have already agreed on the sale worth millions of dollars.
It’s now been about six months since Russia imposed a ban on western food imports from the EU, US, and other countries in response to western sanctions over Ukraine. The result, Russian authorities claim, has been a boon to domestic food production. Charles Maynes has this profile of a cheesemaker outside of Moscow who's emerged as an unlikely poster boy for Russia's embargo on western goods.