US president Barack Obama shakes hands with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe (right) at a joint news conference at the Akasaka Palace today. Photograph: Reuters

US president Barack Obama said today more sanctions were “teed up” against Russia if it does not deliver on promises in an agreement in Geneva (...)

A Ukrainian Orthodox priest sprinkles holy water on believers during an Orthodox Easter service in Kiev today. Photograph: Reuters

Five people have reportedly been killed near Slavyansk in eastern Ukraine, a flashpoint town controlled by pro-Russian militants. Russian(...)

Pro-Russian armed men stand guard inside the mayor’s office in Donetsk. Deep mistrust exists between the pro-Russian groups and the Western-backed government in Kiev. Photograph: Reuters

The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Denis Pushilin, has said that he did not consider his men to be bound b(...)

Masked pro-Russia protesters stand guard at a barricade outside a regional government building in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine April 15th, 2014. Marko Djurica/Reuters.

A Ukrainian presidential candidate, known for his radical pro-Russia views, was beaten early today by a crowd that took exception to comments(...)

Dismissed Ukrainian acting defence minister Ihor Tenyukh (centre) at a parliamentary session in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Alex Kuzmin/Reuters

Ukraine replaced its defence minister yesterday amid growing public anger over the govern(...)