Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks during a news conference at the bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

European markets cautiously set aside warnings that Russia’s conflict with Ukraine was sliding out of control today, as investors focused on the Europ(...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today that Kiev ‘envisages that the new parliament after the parliamentary election in Ukraine will change the legislation on non-alliance status’. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nato secretary-general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said today that Ukraine’s political leaders expected the Ukrainian parliament to abandon the country’s no(...)

A Ukrainian girl in a refugee camp about 10km from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint. The Ukrainian national security and defence council said separatist rebels fired on a refugee convoy near the eastern city of Luhansk yesterday. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/EPA

Ukraine’s military and pro-Moscow rebels have accused each other of killing dozens of civilians fleeing fighting in the east of the country as inte(...)

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov walk together during talks on the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

Russia has said all issues related to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made in talks toward(...)

The Russian aid convoy  in the city of Voronezh, about 530km from Moscow yesterday. The Ukrainian government fears the Russians could be supplying arms to separatists, under the guise of supplying 2,000 tons of food and medicine to civilians in rebel-held areas. Photograph: EPA

Ukraine has warned that Russia could use a controversial aid delivery as a pretext for invasion, amid growing tension and uncertainty over the fate o(...)

A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine proceeds near the city of Yelets yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Maxim Shemetov

Russia insisted it has permission from Kiev to drive 287 trucks of humanitarian aid to the strongholds of pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern Ukraine, de(...)

A Ukrainian serviceman sits on a military armoured vehicle near Donetsk today. Ukraine said  it had headed off an attempt by Russia to send troops into Ukraine under the guise of peacekeepers with the aim of provoking a large-scale military conflict, a statement Moscow dismissed as a ‘fairy tale’. Photograph: Reuters

Ukraine said today it had headed off an attempt by Russia to send troops into Ukraine under the guise of peacekeepers with the aim of provoking a larg(...)

 A man cleans up a room of a damaged house in Horlivka, a town considered a separatist stronghold by the  Ukrainian army. Photograph: Igor Kovalenko/EPA

At least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two cities in eastern Ukraine held by separatist militants, officials said today(...)

Government officials said western governments and media had jumped to conclusions and targeted Russian president Vladimir Putin over the crash without any evidence. Photograph: Aleksey Babushkin/EPA

Four days after MH17 was downed in eastern Ukraine, the Russian government has done very little to counter western accusations that it is at least pa(...)

A member of Ukrainian police special task force Kiev-1 patrols in the eastern Ukrainian village of Semenovka, near Sloviansk, today. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

A Ukrainian military transport aircraft has been shot down along the country’s eastern border with Russia and all eight people aboard managed to bail(...)