Former CIA operative Edward Snowden appeared on Russian television today to ask Vladimir Putin whether his government is engaged in the sort of mass surveillance he claims the US government is involved in.
Mr Putin tells Snowden, who appears via video link, that there is no "indiscriminate" mass surveillance in Russia and that "in accordance with the law, there cannot be".
Ukraine's curiously named Internet Party has come up with an offbeat campaign gimmick to lure voters - dressing as Star Wars characters.
Tensions remain high in eastern Ukraine after at least three died in a day of shooting during what was supposed to be an Easter truce.
In an exclusive interview with NBC News, the Ukrainian Prime Minister warns of the dangers of unchecked Russian expansion and aggression.