Residents fill water containers from a tanker in the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka, in the Donetsk region controlled by Ukrainian forces on March 2nd, 2015.  (Photograph: ANATOLII STEPANOVANATOLII STEPANOV/Getty Images)

Ukraine’s central bank will raise its benchmark refinancing rate to 30 per cent from 19.5 per cent, the head of the central bank said on Tuesday, as t(...)

Mourners place flowers  at the grave of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov at Troyekurovskoye Cemetery after his funeral on March 3rd, 2015 in Moscow, Russia. Photograph: Alexander Aksakov/Getty Images 1:28

Slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was laid to rest in a Moscow cemetery on Tuesday after an emotional funeral ceremony where thousands(...)

What the victims of a long series of Russian political assassinations, journalists, political/human rights activists, a former secret service agent ..(...)

A portrait of murdered Russian opposition veteran leader Boris Nemtsov among  tributes in his memory at the site of his killing in central Moscow. His girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who shot him as they strolled across a bridge near the Kremlin. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA. 1:33

Boris Nemtsov’s girlfriend has broken her public silence on the murder of the Russian opposition activist, saying she did not see the killer who shot (...)

Assistant secretary general for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic speaks during a press conference about the latest report by the UN Human Rights Mission in Ukraine. Photographe: Jean-Christophe Bott/EPA

More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago, the UN human rights office says.The Geneva-base(...)

Russia’s opposition supporters march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in central Moscow. Photgraph: Getty Images

Holding placards declaring “I am not afraid”, thousands of Russians marched in Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murd(...)

Taavi Roivas of the Reform Party which has 29.2 per cent of the vote with more than two-thirds of the votes counted.  Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Estonia’s ruling centre-right party took the lead after an election on Sunday overshadowed by fears that neighbouring Russia might interfere in the sm(...)

Flowers and candles mark the spot where Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in Moscow on Friday night. Photograph: EPA

Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia’(...)

The body of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov is covered with plastic lies on Moskvoretsky bridge near St. Basil cathedral  in central Moscow. Photograph: AFP

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered because he planned to disclose evidenc(...)

Alexander Lukirich: “The whole city is proud of the Malyshev plant. Almost every family in Kharkiv has had at least one member work here,” says the factory’s deputy production director. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The cold air of the cavernous factory is cut with the smell of oil, mud and metal – the base elements of a war Ukraine is fighting just three hours’ d(...)