A handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian prime minister’s press service in Kiev on Wednesday shows a policeman putting handcuffs on Sergiy Bochkovsky (legft), director of Ukraine’s emergency services ministry. Mr Bochkovsky was suspected of buying fuel at an artificially high price, said a representative of the interior ministry. Photograph: Andrew Kravchenko/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s president has removed a powerful “oligarch” as governor of a major eastern region, in a show of authority that could escalate a dangerous p(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko following their talks in Berlin. Photograph: Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

As Russia celebrated the first anniversary of its Crimean annexation, Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has dismissed as “hope, not reality” the(...)

 Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko said soccer and politics could not be kept separate when Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk has to play 1,200 km away in Lviv because Donetsk was occupied by pro-Russian separatists. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has urged his country’s allies to consider boycotting the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia if Moscow does not pull(...)

Flowers and candles mark the spot where Boris Nemtsov was shot dead in Moscow on Friday night. Photograph: EPA

Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia’(...)

Police experts inspect the area close to a body following an explosion during a “Dignity March” in the  Ukrainian city of Kharkiv.   Photograph: Sergey Bobok/AFP/Getty Images

A deadly bomb blast in Ukraine’s second city and claims that Moscow is still sending heavy weapons to separatist insurgents in the country have under(...)

Protesters carry a banner reading: ‘The Wolves of Russian Spring’ during an ‘Anti-Maidan’ rally on February 21st in Moscow against the 2014 Kiev uprising which ousted Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovich. Photograph: EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich, who fled to Russia a year ago after being toppled by months of street protests, said he was ready to ret(...)

Ukrainians in Independence Square in Kiev yesterday for the commemoration ceremony for Maidan activists who were killed during anti-government protests in 2014. Photograph: EPA/Roman Pilipey

Ukraine says a close adviser of Russian president Vladimir Putin sent snipers to conduct the mass shootings in Kiev that brought its pro-western revo(...)

A pro-Russian separatist feeds a cat in the rebel-held town of Uglegorsk, not far from Debaltseve. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA 1:44

European leaders have sought to relaunch a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, despite continued fighting between Kiev’s forces and Kremlin-backed insurgen(...)

What prospect now for the Minsk accord? The shambolic retreat under heavy fire of Ukrainian forces from the strategically important Debaltseve must be(...)

 A man  in military uniform kisses a cross presented to him by a Ukrainian Orthodox priest after a commemoration ceremony for Maidan activists or ‘Heroes of the Heavenly Hundred’, who were killed on the Maidan during anti-government protests in Kiev last year. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA. 1:44

Fighting continued in eastern Ukraine on Thursday despite European efforts to resurrect a ceasefire, a day after pro-Russian separatists spurned the (...)