An exchange office worker  in central Kiev yesterday. Donetsk rebels said they may switch to a dual-currency system involving Ukraine’s hryvnia and the Russian rouble. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

At least four people were killed and seven injured in shelling near rebel-held Donetsk in eastern Ukraine yesterday, amid rising tension and more s(...)

Kirill (11), one of those injured in the sports field of Kuibyshevskya school, with his father at a hospital in Donetsk yesterday. Photograph: alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Kiev and pro-Russian rebels have blamed each other for intensifying fighting in eastern Ukraine and for the shelling of a Donetsk school playing fiel(...)

A Ukrainian girl sits on a bed inside a tent at a refugee camp about 10 km from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint in Rostov region, Russia. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Dozens of people, including women and children, were killed fleeing fighting in eastern Ukraine today when their convoy of buses was hit by rocket fir(...)

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(...)

Ukrainian separatist rebels have agreed to take part in further peace talks tomorrow to end the conflict in Ukraine’s eastern regions. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko  hinted heavily that there would be no extension of a government ceasefire, which officially ends at 10pm tomorrow. Photograph: Gaetan Michel/EPA.

Ukrainian separatist rebels have agreed to take part in further peace talks tomorrow to end the conflict in Ukraine’s eastern regions, Interfax news (...)