Berlin/Moscow

Merkel, Poroshenko reject early end to sanctions against Russia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ruled out on Monday an early end to Western sanctions imposed on Moscow.

Merkel, Poroshenko meet as tensions in east Ukraine ease

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday as tensions between government troops and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine appear to have eased.