Russian artist Salavat Scherbakov with his model for the giant monument of Vladimir the Great in his Moscow workshop. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

There was always a hint of one-upmanship in Russia’s vision for the planned statue of Grand Prince Vladimir that, rising 24 metres from a hilltop in M(...)

Opponents of the G7 Summit protest on a street in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Heads of state and government of the seven leading industrialized nations are scheduled to meet in Elmau Castle, Bavaria on Sunday. Photograph: Karl-Josef Hildebrand/EPA

Protesters clashed with police in the German resort town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Saturday as thousands demonstrated against a meeting of Group of(...)

A Ukrainian radical nationalist group Praviy Sektor (Right Sector) volunteer fighter fires his assault rifle during training near Pokrovskoe, eastern Ukraine, on Thursday. Photograph: Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations Security Council will convene and senior US officials will meet today to discuss resurgent fighting in eastern Ukraine, amid cla(...)

A Ukrainian serviceman jumps from an armoured personnel carrier in Avdiivka near Donetsk. Photograph: Oleksandr Klymenko/Reuters

Nato said on Thursday Russia was delivering sophisticated weaponry to rebels in eastern Ukraine, renewing long-standing accusations amid the worst ups(...)

Mikheil Saakashvili: after leading Georgia’s 2003 Rose Revolution, he fought graft and bureaucracy and attracted foreign investors to an economy which, for a few years, was one of the most dynamic in the world – achievements that Ukraine is desperate to match. Photograph: Gerard Cerles/AFP

The people of Odessa, a freewheeling Ukrainian port known for its salty sense of humour, are already having fun with – and at the expense of –their fa(...)

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, and governor of Odessa region Mikheil Saakashvili  in Odessa today. Photograph: Reuters/Ukrainian presidential press service

The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, has appointed former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili as governor of Ukraine’s southern Odessa regio(...)

“I’ve done what I had to do,” said Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has strongly defended controversial new “de-communisation” laws that underscore its break with Russia, amid (...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the Victory Day Parade in the Red Square in Moscow. Photograph:  EPA/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Vladimir Putin has used an address commemorating the 70th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany to accuse the US of attempting to dominate the worl(...)

The Motherland monument decorated with a symbolic wreath of red poppies at the Ukrainian State Museum of the Great Patriotic War in Kiev, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine has condemned Kremlin support for the country’s separatists and urged the world not to appease Moscow, as events to mark the end of the secon(...)

Ukrainian cadets in full voice as they participate in a patriotic forum “Two Generations – Two Wars” at the Museum of Great Patriotic War in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Reuters

As warplanes roared over Red Square in rehearsal for tomorrow’s Russian celebration of 70 years since the defeat of Nazi Germany, Ukrainians in Kie(...)