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Pro-Russia separatists close off a road in Donetsk, Ukraine, on April 23. (ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's Scare Tactics in Ukraine

The Kremlin is amassing troops along the Ukrainian border to strengthen its position at the negotiating table. Read more…

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend an international ceremony in France. (SEAN GALLUP/Getty Images)

Germany and the Russia-West Standoff

The conflict in Ukraine has forced Berlin to become more involved in the former Soviet periphery, but Germany's actions will remain constrained. Read more…

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager speaks about the Russian energy company Gazprom in Brussels on April 22. (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

EU Antitrust Charges Open New Front Against Gazprom

The Russian energy giant's influence is weakening in Europe and at home. Read more…