Asked if the possibility of further EU sanctions on Russia,  German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said it “might be a debate to be continued at the next meeting of the European heads of state and government”. Photograph: Reuters/Alexander Demianchuk

EU leaders may consider imposing further sanctions on Russia at next week’s leaders’ summit in Brussels, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Stein(...)

A worker prepares a security camera outside the Rijksmuseum  in Amsterdam yesterday ahead of US president Barack Obama’s visit. Obama, who will be attending the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, will visit the Rijksmuseum today. Photograph: Reuters/Cris Toala Olivares

US president Barack Obama arrived in the Netherlands for four days of meetings with European allies in a visit likely to be dominated by the cri(...)

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (second from right) and EU Council president Herman Van Rompuy (right) exchange documents during the signing ceremony of political provisions of the Association Agreement with Ukraine at the second day of spring European head of states summit at the EU council headquaters in Brussels, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Olivier Hoslet

The EU yesterday extended sanctions to close allies of Russian president Vladimir Putin, including the deputy prime minister a(...)

Released Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko speaks with her supporter in downtown Kiev last week. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Freed Ukraine opposition leader Julia Tymoshenko, newly-elected Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Ukrainian opposition figure Vita(...)

Anti-government protesters sleep on the floor inside the Mikhailovsky Monastery, which has been converted into a makeshift hospital, in Kiev. Photograph:  Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Ever since the European Union’s steady progress on an association agreement with Ukraine fell apart in November, the question of the EU’s respo(...)