Head of Australian Federal Police mission Commander Brian McDonald (L), Alexander Hug (C), deputy head for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe’s (OSCE) monitoring mission in Ukraine and Dutch police officer Kuijs arrive back from the site where the downed Malaysian airliner MH17 crashed.

Four-way talks on Ukraine’s conflict have resumed, after international investigators returned to the crash site of Flight MH17 and the nation’s par(...)

Prime minister of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Borodai speaking during talks between representatives of the OSCE, Ukraine, Russia and self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics in Donetsk yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov

Ukraine’s president appeared poised last night to extend a fraught ceasefire with pro-Moscow rebels until Monday, despite continued fighting in easter(...)

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 (...)

Viktor Yanukovich was an infrequent visitor to his hometown during a four-year presidency that ended in February, when he fled to Russia after months of rallies culminated in scores of protesters being shot dead in Kiev, allegedly upon his orders. Photograph:  Anastasiya Sirotkina/Reuters

In Yenakievo, eastern Ukraine, preparations for Easter were gaining pace. At the Orthodox Church of the Holy Virgin, ladies swept the yard outside (...)

 Russian president Vladimir Putin and Russian defence minister Sergey Shoigu (second right) attending military exercises  in the Leningrad region  yesterday. Photograph: EPA

Ukraine’s leaders have vowed to repel Russia’s military intervention in Crimea, as Moscow(...)

Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich, centre rear, leaves a meeting with opposition leaders in Kiev on Friday. The meeting took place within hours of Ukraine’s richest man, Rinat Akhmetov, breaking his silence over the political crisis and calling on all sides to “sit at the negotiating table and take decisions that will make us proud”. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Ukraine’s crisis may not be resolved on the streets of Kiev, or in the headquarters of the government or president, but in the lavish offices and vill(...)

Anti-government protesters are served tea from a small booth in Independence Square. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Ukraine’s crisis has deepened with a widening of anti-government protests and threats from officials to severely punish demonstrators who continue to(...)