Samir Tata argues that Berlin should try and ensure that the country 1) retains its territorial integrity, 2) adapts a dual economic system, much like Hong Kong and China, 3) adopts a federal governmental structure similar to the US model, and more.
A Russian newspaper claims to have an official government strategy document outlining the invasion of Ukraine that was prepared weeks before the Ukrainian government collapsed last year.
Ukraine's top diplomat in Ottawa says Canada "can do more" to help his country, as Western nations debate providing weapons and other "lethal" military aid to government forces fighting Russianbacked rebels in eastern Ukraine.
There are two phases of the Ukraine Crisis. The first phase dates from November 20, 2013 when the government of President Viktor Yanukovych suspended Ukraine’s Association Agreement (AA) talks with the European Union (EU). The second phase is from February 22, 2014 when President Yanukovych was ousted from office in a coup d’état orchestrated by anti-regime demonstrators and opposition parties against his suspension of the AA talks with the EU. According to the Ukrainian Government, the suspension was informed by the need to assess the economic cost of signing the AA vis-à-vis Russo-Ukrainian trade.
On a deserted stretch of highway along the front line, each side released 28 captives, observing a principle of numerical parity.
Under the watchful eyes of mediators from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the prisoners walked past one another to freedom.