Opponents of changes to the Ukrainian Constitution clash with police in front of Ukrainian Parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, 31 August 2015 as lawmakers accepted the project to changing Ukrainian Constitution about decentralization of power in first reading. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA 0:54

A national guardsman was killed and nearly 90 others protecting Ukraine’s parliament were wounded by grenades hurled by protesters on Monday, the Inte(...)

A worker renovating the one surviving wall of the Golden Rose synagogue, built in 1582 and destroyed by the Nazis in 1942. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The glory days of Lviv’s Golden Rose synagogue, like those of the Jewish community in this beautiful Ukrainian city, lie far in the past. Jews settle(...)

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko (L) is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) ahead of their meeting at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Ukraine said it has agreed a restructuring deal with creditors after five months of talks (Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters)

Ukraine agreed a restructuring deal with creditors after five months of talks, giving President Petro Poroshenko some breathing room as he seeks to a(...)

Ukrainian film-maker Oleg Sentsov looks on from a defendants’ cage as he attends a court hearing in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Photograph: Sergey Pivovarov/Reuters

A military court in Russia jailed Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film-maker, for 20 years yesterday for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks in Crimea, as (...)

A unit commander kisses a flag held by Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko during a military parade in Kiev on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 1:32

Ukraine’s president, Petro Poroshenko, has sought to forge a united front with Germany and France against a Russia that he said was still threatening (...)

Vladimir Putin: The Russian president  held meetings on tourism  in Crimea, which Russia annexed from Ukraine 17 months ago, after a night of heavy shelling in eastern Ukraine killed at least seven people and injured several others, according to Kiev and rebel officials.    Photograph:  Reuters

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has accused Russian leader Vladimir Putin of stoking their countries’ conflict, by visiting the disputed Crime(...)

Members of the Pravy Sektor movement and their supporters rally in front of the president’s administration in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s security forces were locked in a standoff last night with armed members of nationalist group Right Sector, after a gun battle apparently (...)

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(...)