The blame game has resumed – flowers in tribute to the victims of flight MH17 near the entrance to the military airport in Eindhoven, southern Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Marcel Van Hoorn

The shooting down of MH17 has restored Ukraine to the front pages and reopened with ferocity arguments about who are the good and bad guys in this bru(...)

Ukraine’s government stepped down today, prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced, clearing the way for elections in October as the country finds itself in the grip of events threatening to tear it apart. Photograph: Andrew Kravchenko/EPA

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has announced his resignation, opening the way for new elections that would reflect the country’s starkly c(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte calls for a swift and united hardening of the European Union’s stance against Russia. Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Shock turned to fury in the Netherlands at the weekend as prime minister Mark Rutte branded as “disgusting” pictures of dead passengers and their b(...)

 Refrigerated train cars holding the bodies of passengers from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17  at the train station  in Torez, Ukraine. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images.

Ukraine has accused separatist rebels of hiding evidence that a Russian missile was used to shoot down a Malaysian airliner, while Britain said Moscow(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte signs a condolence register at the ministry of safety and justice in The Hague for relatives and friends of the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

As the Netherlands observed a national day of mourning yesterday, during which the number of Dutch confirmed to have died on flight MH17 rose to 189,(...)

Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) monitors speak to  pro-Russian separatists at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters 1:31

World leaders have called for an immediate ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they demanded speedy access for international investigators to the crash si(...)

Relatives of passengers walk past members of the media  as they arrive at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam yesterday. Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/AP

There were tearful scenes at Schiphol airport near Amsterdam last night as relatives of those feared lost in the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight M(...)

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash  at the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of UKraine today. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has expressed his shock by reports a Malaysia Airlines plane had gone down over Ukraine and said he was launching(...)

Mikola, “Lemko” and Severin, three foreign volunteers fighting with the Azov Battalion.  Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Sitting in the shade of a broad pine tree and a pink-and-orange umbrella, two Swedes and a Canadian explain why they are ready to kill, and be killed,(...)

A local woman greets Ukrainian soldiers in central Slaviansk yesterday. The city, which the government wrested control from pro-Russian separatists 10 days ago, suffers from a lack of electricity and water. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has urged the European Union to take tough action against Russia over the separatist conflict in Ukraine’s easter(...)