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The two leaders talked via videolink amid a tense standoff over Ukraine. US officials said Russia would face severe sanctions if troops crossed the border into Ukranian territory.
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NATO said there would be "consequences" for Russia if it launches an invasion of Ukraine. Russia, meanwhile, warned the West to stear clear of Moscow's "red lines."
The military alliance has urged Russia to be "transparent about its military capabilities" on its border with Ukraine. Meanwhile, Germany has called on Moscow to exercise "restraint."
"Russia doesn't threaten anyone," the government spokesperson has said in a bid to calm concerns raised by Ukraine, the European Union and the US.
Western allies have voiced increasing alarm over recent Russian troop movements near the country's border with Ukraine. Kiev said there are nearly 100,000 Russian soldiers in the region.
Ukraine's vaccination drive has been met with skepticism and people are protesting strict COVID rules. Meanwhile, Turkey is starting to administer booster shots. DW has the latest.
Kyiv has hailed a ruling by a Dutch court saying a collection of ancient gold artifacts from Crimea should be handed to Ukraine. But the ruling could be appealed by Russia, which annexed the peninsula in 2014.
A man who eluded one the biggest massacre committed by the German army during the war recounts his experience to DW. He backs plans for a museum on the memorial site.
It comes a day after a potential assassination attempt on the chief aide to Ukraine's president, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
A top aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy was shot at in an attempted assassination that left his car's driver wounded, Ukrainian police have said. Russia has denied having a role in the attack.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has met with US President Joe Biden in the Oval Office. He pressed for a firm commitment on NATO membership from the US, but got little encouragement.
Germany's chancellor has met with the Ukrainian president as the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline complicates relations. Ukraine currently makes billions for allowing Russian gas to transit the country.