Anti-government protesters use torches and mobile devices during a rally in central Independence Square in Kiev on February 21st, 2014. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich agreed yesterday to make significant concessions to his opponents in the wake of deadly clashes in Kiev, (...)

Vladimir Putin appointed Vladimir Lukin, Russia’s outgoing ombudsman, as his special envoy to Kiev with instructions to mediate with the government and the opposition

Russia does not trust Viktor Yanukovich, but has stood by the Ukrainian president since demonstrators occupied Kiev’s Maidan square three month(...)