The political situation in Ukraine is determined primarily by the ongoing war, and the situation of stalemate at the front is raising the level of public impatience.
Russian Federation vetoed a draft resolution concerning the investigation into the chemical attack which took place in Khan Sheikhoun.
The terrorist attacks in Stockholm and Saint Petersburg were preceded by other large scale terrorist attacks conducted by Islamic radicals from Central Asia.
The parliamentary election on 2 April has led to the consolidation of Armenia’s political scene.
On 11-12 April, the US secretary of state Rex Tillerson made his first state visit to Moscow.
On 5 April a new organisational structure was formed as part of the Bundeswehr: the Cyber and Information Space (Cyber-und Informationsraum, CIR).
The economic statistics for 2016 indicate that Ukraine has managed to overcome the toughest phase of the economic crisis.
The German government passed a bill imposing on social networking portals the obligation to block or remove untrue information and hate speech.
On 2 April, the Serbian Prime Minister and leader of the centre-right Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), Aleksandar Vučić, won the presidential election.
On 4 April, the Hungarian parliament passed an amendment to the higher education act.