The wife of a dead paramedic from the National Guard of Ukraine at a mourning ceremony in the Donetsk area yesterday. Photograph: Anastasia Vlasova

After calling for a moment’s silence for militants who had died fighting government forces in eastern Ukraine, Sergei Ryazantsev made a vow to the cro(...)

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces  near Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, February 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Kiev has accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin delivers a speech at the 9th Congress of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia in Sochi on February 7th, 2015. Photograph: Aleksey Nikolskyi/AFP/Getty Images

British foreign secretary Philip Hammond accused Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday of acting like a “tyrant” over Ukraine, but said Kiev’s fo(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin (C) and French president Francois Hollande attend a meeting on resolving the Ukraine crisis at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters.

Talks involving France, Germany and Russia aimed at resolving the Ukraine crisis have ended without any word of an agreement.German chancellor Angela(...)

Germany’s  minister for finance, Wolfgang Schäuble: “Nobody is forcing anything on Greece. Our attitude to debt. . . remains unchanged.”

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has ruled out a further debt cut for Greece, but said a further extension of existing European Union-Interna(...)

A Poster reading in German, “Good Night Ms. Merkel” is seen during  Alexis Tsipras’s speech after the general elections in Athens. The German government has said the election of Syriza to power does not erase Greece’s reform obligations. Photograph:  EPA/Orestis Panagioutou

Germany has said Sunday evening’s election victory by the far-left Syriza movement has changed nothing in German and European attitudes towards the Gr(...)

Ancient Greece themed fridge magnets sits for sale beside a one euro price sign at a euro store in Athens. (Photograph: Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

Germany is not planning for a Greek exit from the euro zone and has not changed its policy towards Athens, chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman sai(...)

Different directions? Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel with British  prime minister David Cameron at the Nato summit in Wales in September. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid /Getty Images

Britain has insisted it will put national interest first when addressing social pressures caused by migration, shrugging off an apparent German warnin(...)

Train wagons are seen on the destroyed railway bridge which collapsed during the fighting between the Ukrainian army and pro-Russian separatists, over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Photograph: Reuters

Further violence in Ukraine marks a dangerous escalation, but there is no way of verifying the latest reports of a Russian invasion, a top UN official(...)

 Local residents donate blood at a blood donation station in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Wednesday. Hundreds of civilians and military injured in the fighting in the South-East of Ukraine are in local hospitals with not enough blood for medical operations. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

The United States and Germany have challenged Russia over the apparent involvement of its military in eastern Ukraine, as pro-Moscow rebels made ra(...)