The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 air crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region. File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

One year ago, 298 people boarded an aircraft at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam for a midday flight to Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. Once the (...)

Seán Quinn: A1 said the current estimated value of recovered Quinn family assets was not more than €109.5 million, down from about €182.5 million in 2013. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government has postponed the sale of real estate in Russia and Ukraine that belonged to the family of former billionaire Seán Quinn, due to a seve(...)

Alexei Mozgovoi denounced both Kiev and rebel leaders on whose side he fought, accusing them of stealing humanitarian aid and striving for personal wealth and power. Photograph: Igor Golovniov/EPA

Kiev and separatist rebels have traded accusations over an ambush that killed a prominent warlord and at least six members of his entourage in eastern(...)

A woman used glue to stop a bleeding wound on one of her children and starved the others, a court in Co Donegal has heard.The horrific evidence was gi(...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (centre), German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande during their talks in Kiev yesterday. Mykola Lazarenko/AFP/Getty Images Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (centre), German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande during their talks in Kiev yesterday. Mykola Lazarenko/AFP/Getty Images

The leaders of Russia, Germany and France plan to meet today to discuss a new peace plan for Ukraine, with a key issue expected to be the possible d(...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (centre), German chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande during their talks in Kiev yesterday. Mykola Lazarenko/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has warned the United States that arming Ukraine in its fight with Moscow-backed separatists would do “colossal damage” to already fractious re(...)

Ukrainian servicemen are seen standing on an Armoured Personnel Vehicle (APC) through a broken window in the village of Horlivka, Donetsk region Photograph: Photograph: Volodymyr Shuvayev/AFP/Getty Images 1:30

The leaders of Germany and France are launching a fresh bid to resolve Ukraine’s escalating crisis, with surprise visits to Kiev today and Moscow tomo(...)

Red Square, Moscow: Russian president Vladimir Putin and his allies are not expecting Russians to survive on patriotism alone. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

With no end in sight to a slump in oil prices that halved the rouble’s value against the dollar last year, Russia has urged its people to tighten thei(...)

A boy thows an egg at an image of Vladimir Putin in Kiev in May. Photographs: Sergey Gapon/AFP/Getty

Last year ended with Ukraine on a knife edge. Much has changed since, but the country continues to tumble from revolution to rebel insurgency and i(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden has visited Kiev on the anniversary of the start of huge anti-corruption and pro-western protests, triggered by the decision of Ukraine’s then leaders to reject a landmark trade and political deal with the European Union. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

The United States and Nato have joined Kiev in condemning Russia’s alleged build-up of military forces in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, as the country m(...)