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(...)

Petro Poroshenko greets people in Kiev’s Independence Square yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Maks Levin

Dr Iron Fist may have thrown in the towel, but the Chocolate King and the Gas Princess should make Ukraine’s presidential election a fascinatin(...)

 A Ukrainian student plays a piano painted in Ukraine’s national colours in front of city hall near  Independence Square in Kiev yesterday.  Photograph: Robert Ghement/EPA

The pavement cafes and souvenir stalls are doing brisk trade on Kiev’s Independence Square. But the people sipping coffee in the sun have an un(...)

Released Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko speaks with her supporter in downtown Kiev last week. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Freed Ukraine opposition leader Julia Tymoshenko, newly-elected Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Ukrainian opposition figure Vita(...)

 Yulia Tymoshenko  meets US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt (left) and head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Jan Tombinski in Kiev, on Sunday.  Photograph: Alexander Prokopenko/Pool/Reuters

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko may travel to Ireland next week for the European People’s Party (EPP) congress in Dublin. M(...)

An anti-government protester puts armour on his comrade at a barricade in Kiev today. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich denounced today what he described as a “coup d’etat” by gangsters who were terrorising Ukraine and said h(...)

Ukrainian opposition supporters attend a rally at Independence Square during continuing protests in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Igor Kovalenko

Ukraine’s anti-government protesters have pledged to remain on Kiev’s Independence Square, with some angrily rejecting an EU-brokered compromis(...)

The grounds of St Michael’s Cathedral, Kiev, which has become one of several field hospitals and makeshift morgues. There were 13 bodies of protesters, all shot in the head, neck and chest. Other protesters came to identify the bodies and write their identities on their legs in felt-tip pen. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

Ukraine’s opposition leaders were hoping for a breakthrough last night in crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich to end a political stru(...)

Smoke from exploding fireworks and fires billows into the night sky as Ukrainians gather on Independence Square during continuing protests in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Riot police and raging fires surrounded besieged protesters on Kiev’s Independence Square last night, as Ukra(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes Ukrainian opposition leaders Vitali Klitschko (left) and Arseniy Yatsenyuk at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on Monday. Photograph: EPA

DANIEL McLAUGHLIN Ukraine’s anti-government demonstrators plan to march from Kiev’s Independence Square to parliam(...)