Kiev refused to let the Russian convoy  enter Ukraine after Russia said it had no plans to transfer the aid to vehicles provided by the Red Cross, which would distribute it in Luhansk region. Photograph:   Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

A controversial aid convoy of Russian military trucks halted near a rebel-held stretch of Ukraine’s border last night, as Kiev continued to insist on(...)

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash  at the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of UKraine today. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has expressed his shock by reports a Malaysia Airlines plane had gone down over Ukraine and said he was launching(...)

A member of Ukrainian police special task force Kiev-1 patrols in the eastern Ukrainian village of Semenovka, near Sloviansk, today. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

A Ukrainian military transport aircraft has been shot down along the country’s eastern border with Russia and all eight people aboard managed to bail(...)