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 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.
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.
Only those with biometric passports — containing a microchip with personal data, including fingerprints — can take advantage of the visa-free travel for the time being.
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.
The upper house of Dutch Parliament has approved ratification of a pact between the European Union and Ukraine.
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 security and foreign policy of the European Union needs to be uniform, Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid said during a meeting with Slovakian President Andrej Kiska in Bratislava.
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