Adi Roche with Dr Igor Polivenok, of Kharkiv General Hospital, one of the international team of ‘flying doctors’ performing life-saving operations on critically-ill children in Kharkiv, eastern Ukraine

The national surgical institute in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, grapples with the same problems as countless other hospitals across the country and(...)

An armed fighter of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk walks past a damaged airplane in the destroyed airport of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Photograph: Vasily Maximovvasily/AFP/Getty images

Ukrainian troops towed artillery away from the front line in the east on Thursday, a move that amounted to recognising that a ceasefire meant to take (...)

 Russian backed rebels serve hot tea to civilians on February 25th in Debaltseve, Ukraine. Photograph:  Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Russia has been planning to annex Crimea and a large part of southeastern Ukraine for more than 12 months, a Russian newspaper has reported.A leaked m(...)

Ukrainian reserve officers  take part in military exercises in the Army Training Center near the village of Desna, Chernigiv region. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Fierce fighting has surged in eastern Ukraine as Russian-backed separatists mounted a major offensive to capture a strategic railway hub ahead of a we(...)

Belgium’s Didier Reynders (centre) with Finland’s Erkki Tuomioja  and Ireland’s  Charlie Flanagan during an EU foreign affairs council in Brussel. Photograph: Emmanuel  Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The European Union agreed to postpone the addition of new names to the Russia sanction list yesterday, pending the outcome of the latest Franco-Germ(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian president Vladimir Putin (C) and French president Francois Hollande attend a meeting on resolving the Ukraine crisis at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Talks in Moscow between the Russian, French and German leaders ended last night without an agreement on how to prevent an escalation of the Ukraine co(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin (C) and French president Francois Hollande attend a meeting on resolving the Ukraine crisis at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters.

Talks involving France, Germany and Russia aimed at resolving the Ukraine crisis have ended without any word of an agreement.German chancellor Angela(...)

Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic gather outside a hospital, which according to locals was damaged by shelling on Wednesday. Photograph: Maxim Sergeev/Reuters

A shell hit a hospital in the east Ukrainian rebel-controlled city of Donetsk on Wednesday, killing or injuring several people, the city administratio(...)

  A flat   damaged by shelling   in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk which is controlled by pro-Russian rebels. At least 19 soldiers and civilians were killed in clashes across east Ukraine. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty

Thirteen government soldiers and at least as many civilians have been killed over 24 hours in eastern Ukraine’s separatist conflict after the collapse(...)

Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov arrives for Ukraine peace talks at the presidential residence in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers and ten civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours in east Ukraine, Kiev authorities said, after the collapse of peac(...)