Yulia Tymoshenko: the fiercely competitive former prime minister of Ukraine received only 13 per cent of the vote in May presidential elections. Photograph: Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Fatherland party in battle to take 5% of votes needed to enter parliament, polls show

Millionaire Vadim Rabinovich, a leading member of new Ukrainian coalition Opposition Bloc, which comprises many former allies of ousted president Viktor Yanukovich, in his office in Kiev. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Revolution, war and the tilt to the west have left Yanukovich’s former allies reeling

Ukrainian nationalists march during a rally in Kiev held to mark the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Volunteer spirit has spawned would-be partisan cells

Russian president Vladimir Putin after the ASEM summit of European and Asian leaders in Milan yesterday. Photograph: Vasily Maximov/AP

Putin more positive than Poroshenko in assessment of gas deal

Russian president Vladimir Putin (centre) and Serbian president Tomislav Nikolic (second right) attend a military parade to mark 70 years since the city’s liberation by the Red Army in Belgrade yesterday.  Serbia feted Mr  Putin with troops, tanks and fighter-jets. Photograph:  Marko Djurica/Reuters

Germany says Russia must bolster shaky ceasefire

Mikheil Saakashvili  is widely blamed for starting Georgia’s brief but disastrous war with Russia in 2008. Photograph: Irakli Gedenidze/Reuters

Prosecutors claim former president misspent state funds and muzzled opposition

Fire-fighters work on a vehicle hit by shelling near Donetsk  airport yesterday. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Drones to be used to monitor east Ukraine as fighting rages on at Donetsk airport

The family home of Tarkhan Batirashvili/Abu Omar al-Shishani in the village of Birkiani. He hasn’t been seen in the Pankisi Gorge since being released from jail and going to Turkey in 2012, and is now understood to be the leader of a radical group fighting in Syria. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

For young men in impoverished region, jihad can offer a tempting escape from a grim life

A pro-Russian militiant holds a placard reading “ Kolomoisky must die!” during the attack of a branch of Privatbank in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk in April. Photograph:  Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images

Blue and yellow of Ukraine flies proudly from cars and buildings in Dnipropetrovsk

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