Ukraine’s economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius:  stepped down as economy minister, claiming political  interference. Photograph:  Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukraine’s government is on the brink of collapse after the resignation of a leading reformer split the ruling coalition, and deepened western fears t(...)

European Union commissioner for trade Cecilia Malmstrom: “Gradually, the [pact] will contribute to a prosperous Ukraine and to stronger economic integration with the EU,” she said. Photograph:  Thierry CharlierAFP/Getty Images

The European Union and Ukraine have fully launched a historic free trade deal, marking another key stage in the country’s pivot away from Russia and p(...)

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk: “The government of Ukraine is imposing a moratorium on payment of the so-called Russian bond.” Photograph:  Sergei Chuzavkov/AP Photo

Ukraine and Russia are on a collision course over major trade and finance disputes, as the European Union prepares to extend sanctions against Moscow(...)

US vice-president Joe Biden  is applauded by Ukraine president Petro Poroshenko:  Mr Biden’s address in Kiev marked the climax of a two-day visit to Ukraine. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s politicians must seize a historic opportunity to free the country from the grip of Russia and corrupt tycoons, US vice-president Joe Biden (...)

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. She and her party were trounced in presidential and parliamentary elections last year

Ukrainians vote in local elections on Sunday as disillusionment grows with the country’s post-revolutionary leaders, and a remarkable political surviv(...)

A man murders his parents and then begs for the mercy of the court as a poor orphan. This is a definition of barefaced cheek. We have a new one. On a (...)

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 (...)

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (left), Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko and Latvia prime minister Laimdota Straujuma before the Eastern Partnership summit session in Riga, Latvia, on Friday. Photograph: Reuters/Ints Kalnins

The spiral domes alongside the art nouveau architecture of Latvia’s capital city are testimony to the complex cultural heritage of this eastern corner(...)

Cadets of Kiev’s new police patrol service training at Ukraine’s interior ministry academy. It is hoped this new wave of officers will be the start to police reform in Ukraine. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

In a sports hall echoing with shouted warnings, occasional giggles and the rasp of closing handcuffs, young Ukrainians lunge at each other with batons(...)

Protesters carry a banner reading ‘#I’m protesting’ as they shout slogans and demand the resignation of the government during an anti-government protest in Skopje, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Photograph: Georgi Licovski/EPA

Russia accused “Western organisers” on Saturday of trying to foment a “colour revolution” in the troubled former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, where(...)