A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drives along a road near the city of Yelets . Photograph: Nikita Paukov /Reuters

Hundreds of Russian trucks carrying aid intended for rebel-held eastern Ukraine have remained parked in the southern city of Voronezh as doubts grew o(...)

A girl plays in a temporary tent camp set up for Ukrainian refugees in the town of Novoshakhtinsk in the Rostov region near the Russian-Ukrainian border today. The Ukrainian government has floated the idea of a Marshall Plan for economic recovery. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters.

Ukraine today said it was confident of receiving further aid under a $17 billion IMF bailout but appealed to Western institutions and donors for furt(...)

A worker turns a valve at an underground gas storage facility near Striy in western Ukraine in this  file photograph. Ukraine’s energy minister said Russia had cut off all gas supplies to Kiev today but he guaranteed reliable gas flows would continue to Russia’s European clients who get imports through pipelines via Ukraine. Photograph: Reuters

Ukraine’s energy minister said Russia had cut off all gas supplies to Kiev today but he guaranteed reliable gas flows would continue to Russia’s Eur(...)

Pro-Russian protesters gather after exchanging fire with the Ukrainian army outside of Donets today. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Armed pro-Russian separatists and a Ukrainian militia group clashed in the east of Ukraine today, leaving at least two dead and heightening tension be(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin flew in to Crimea today to mark the Soviet victory in the second World War  and proclaiming the success of the peninsula’s seizure from a Ukraine that Russia says has been taken over by fascists. Photograph: Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin flew in to Crimea today, marking the Soviet victory in the second World War and proclaiming the success of the penin(...)

Candles outside a building belonging to the Urkainian intelligence service in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine yesterday. Photograph: Maysun/EPA

Pro-Russian militants stormed a Ukrainian police station in Odessa today and freed 30 fellow activists as the prime minister blamed police corruption (...)

A man looks at a graffiti produced to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine and to protest Russia’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea in Odessa . Photograph: Yevgeny Volokin/Reuters

Ukraine’s ecology and natural resources minister estimated today that Kiev had lost natural resources and related assets worth 127 billion hryv(...)

Ukrainian prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk during an interview with news agency Reuters in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

The Kiev government will stick to unpopular austerity measures “as the price of independence” as Russia steps up pressure on Ukraine to destab(...)

A woman and her child walk past soldiers without insignia as they stand guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Simferopol today. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times. 1:04

A Ukrainian serviceman was killed today at a Ukrainian base that came under attack in Crimea’s main town Simferopol. (...)

A man has a child sitting on his shoulders as people gather on Lenin Square after the end of a referendum in Simferopol, Crimea. More than 90 per cent of Crimeans voted for the Ukrainian region’s accession to Russia, according to an exit poll. Photograph: Hannibal Hannschke/EPA

Crimeans have voted overwhelmingly to break away from Ukraine and join Russia in a referendum today that has alarmed the former Soviet republic(...)