A policeman passes between cars destroyed in an attack on the Ukrainian city of Mariupol last weekend, in which 30 people died. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Vaganov

EU foreign affairs ministers travel to Brussels today for an emergency meeting on Ukraine, prompted by last weekend’s attack on the Ukrainian city of (...)

Steven Spielberg is embraced and blessed by holocaust survivors in Krakow, Poland, on Monday. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images 1:49

Russia’s Vladimir Putin will be absent from the main event marking 70 years since Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, held aga(...)

A bus passes by a memorial to those killed when a rocket struck a bus stop in Donetsk. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/The New York Times

Western states are to discuss tightening sanctions on Russia after Moscow-backed militants were blamed for a rocket attack on the Ukrainian city of(...)

People at Independence Square in Kiev, during a rally for people who died as a result of shelling in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Photograph: Sergei Supinski/AFP/Getty Images

Pro-Russian rebels launched new attacks against Ukrainian government positions on Sunday, the Kiev army said, as Western countries threatened more san(...)

A kindergarten which was shelled in Debaltseve, Donetsk area in Ukraine. Diplomats from Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany met this week to thrash out a tentative dividing line from which the warring sides would pull back their heavy weapons. Photograph: Anastasia Vlasova/EPA

Rebel sources say twenty-four Russian-backed separatists in east Ukraine have been killed in a rocket attack on the recently captured airport outside (...)

Captive Ukrainian soldiers kneel as the leader of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic Alexander Zakharchenko (left) stands   at a bus stop where 13 people were killed when a  bus was shelled.   Photograph: Aleksander Gayuk/AFP/Getty Images

At least eight bus passengers were killed in a missile strike yesterday in eastern Ukraine, as agreement between top diplomats on steps to reduce fi(...)

Ukrainian servicemen fire their weapons during fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Pesky village, near Donetsk on Wednesday. Photograph: Oleksandr Klymenko/Reuters 0:57

A bus in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been hit by a mortar or shell, leaving between six and 13 people dead.The attack came as Ukrainian governme(...)

 Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov (left)  with German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier upon Mr Lavrov’s arrival to meet  Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin and French foreign minister Laurent Fabius to discuss the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine at Villa Borsig, Berlin, Germany,  on January 21st, 2015. Photograph Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Kiev, the United States and Nato accused Russia of continuing to send troops and heavy weaponry to support rebels in eastern Ukraine, as top diplomats(...)

A man rides a Ukrainian tanks past a damaged vehicle in the village of Tonenke, 5km from  Donetsk airport.  Photograph: Oleksandr Stashevskiy/AFP/Getty Images 1:38

Ukraine has accused Moscow of sending more troops and armour into the country to support separatist rebels, as Russia warned Kiev that its campaign(...)

Damage due to  shelling between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists at a hospital in  Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 19th, 2015. Photograph: Aleksander Gayuk/AFP/Getty Images 1:38

Pro-Russian separatists renewed attacks on Ukrainian forces at the Donetsk airport complex in the east on Monday after Kiev launched a mass operatio(...)