Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras  with Christine Lagarde, managing director of the IMF, at a bilateral meeting  in Davos. Photograph: Jean-Christophe Bott/ EPA

The International Monetary Fund has reiterated its call for debt relief for Greece, raising pressure on European countries to cede to Greek demands fo(...)

Kiev’s main airport, Boryspil, in Ukraine. Ukrainian authorities will review the defences of government computer systems  after a cyber attack on Kiev’s main airport was launched from a server in Russia. Photograph: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine is ramping up its cyber security after a suspected attack by Russian hackers on a computer at its main international airport, just weeks after(...)

A road sign in Moscow, Russia. File  photograph: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg

Corruption in Russia sometimes amounts to highway robbery, literally. A senior prison official has been accused of stealing the path from a 48km st(...)

A girl sits with a cat near a Christmas tree in Nakhimov square in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, Crimea, on December 27th. Coca-Cola has apologised over a map showing Crimea as part of Russia. Photograph: Pavel Rebrov/Reuters

US drinks firm Coca-Cola has blamed a marketing agency for a map used in an online advertising campaign that showed Crimea to be part of Russia and wh(...)

European Union commissioner for trade Cecilia Malmstrom: “Gradually, the [pact] will contribute to a prosperous Ukraine and to stronger economic integration with the EU,” she said. Photograph:  Thierry CharlierAFP/Getty Images

The European Union and Ukraine have fully launched a historic free trade deal, marking another key stage in the country’s pivot away from Russia and p(...)

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk: “The government of Ukraine is imposing a moratorium on payment of the so-called Russian bond.” Photograph:  Sergei Chuzavkov/AP Photo

Ukraine and Russia are on a collision course over major trade and finance disputes, as the European Union prepares to extend sanctions against Moscow(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin subjected Turkey to a furious tirade on Thursday, using barrack-room language to wonder aloud whether it had shot dow(...)

 The body of a woman killed during shelling lies on a street in Kramatorsk, Ukraine, on  February 10th, 2015. Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed more than 9,000 people. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The United Nations has warned of grave humanitarian problems and rights abuses in eastern Ukraine, and highlighted the continued flow of Russian weapo(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden  is applauded by Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko:  Mr Biden’s address in Kiev marked the climax of a two-day visit to Ukraine. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s politicians must seize a historic opportunity to free the country from the grip of Russia and corrupt tycoons, US vice-president Joe Biden (...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (right) shakes hands with US vice-president Joe Biden after delivering a statement on the results of their talks in Kiev. Photograph: Reuters/Sergei Supinski/Pool

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has vigorously defended his record, under pressure from the United States to intensify reforms and amid calls for(...)