Aftermath of the referendum on the Crimean status

EU extends Russian sanctions list

Focus turns to economic sanctions, after EU agrees on measures against Russian officials and firms.

A worker is reflected in a pressure gauge at an underground gas storage facility near Striy

EU steps up efforts to help Ukraine

EU increases pressure on Russia to end fighting, and tries to mediate in Russian-Ukrainian gas and trade disputes.

Russia Belarus Union State Supreme State Council

Belarus: island of stability?

The crisis in Ukraine should oblige Europe’s policymakers to pay more attention to Belarus, writes Andrew Gardner.

Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels

EU warns Russia of further sanctions

Member states name possible economic sanctions as they demand full co-operation into investigation into the shooting down of an airliner over Ukraine.