Separatists in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday proclaimed a new state that aspires to include not only the areas they control but also the rest of the country.
President Donald Trump is headed back to Europe hoping to receive a friendly welcome in Poland despite lingering skepticism across the continent.
President Donald Trump is breaking with tradition by visiting Poland, an ex-communist country in central Europe, before making a presidential visit to longtime allies Britain, France or Germany.
Moscow has only once before suspended the hotline, which was established in October 2015 to prevent conflict between the different forces operating in Syrian airspace.
Germany any and Austria condemned a proposed expansion of US sanctions on Russia.
Hundreds were arrested, including opposition leader and protest organizer Alexei Navalny, who was seized outside his Moscow residence while heading to the rally in the city center.
NATO has been informed of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada's decision to codify Kyiv's course toward entry into the alliance.
Ambassadors of the European Union’s 28 member states have approved the decision to extend sanctions against Crimea for another year.
Thousands of troops from NATO and its partner nations are training on land and sea in central and eastern Europe.
Though he denied the Russian state had been involved in hacking, Putin said individual "patriotic" hackers could mount their own attacks.
Russian state gas exporter Gazprom, which supplies around a third of the EU's gas, is keen for Nord Stream 2 to be built by 2019.
The world’s largest oil producers have agreed to hold back oil production for another nine months in a bid to lift sluggish prices.
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