Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov arrives for Ukraine peace talks at the presidential residence in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers and ten civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours in east Ukraine, Kiev authorities said, after the collapse of peac(...)

Michael Hasenstab bought $7bn in Ukrainian bonds. They are now worth $4bn.

Michael Hasenstab is all about the big trade. It’s a tack that has made him one of the world’s most successful, and famous, bond fund managers during (...)

Seventy years after the Red Army liberated the Nazi camp’s 7,000 remaining prisoners, the 300 elderly survivors supported each other on their walk down the railway line, past the notorious selection ramp, towards the former gas chambers and crematoriums. Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/Poland Out 1:49

The last 300 survivors of Auschwitz paid a final visit to the snow-covered former death camp yesterday to urge the world to remember the 1.1 million(...)

The ceasefire is a fiction, a thing of the past. The death toll, estimated at some 5,000 since fighting began last year, is rising again, and violence(...)

Steven Spielberg is embraced and blessed by holocaust survivors in Krakow, Poland, on Monday. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images 1:49

Russia’s Vladimir Putin will be absent from the main event marking 70 years since Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp in Poland, held aga(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin:  “We talk about ‘the Ukrainian army, the Ukrainian army’, but who is really fighting there?” Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/Ria Novosti /Kremlin Pool/EPA

Russia has denounced western threats to impose further sanctions over its role in Ukraine’s conflict, and claimed that government forces fighting Mos(...)

Men carry a coffin containing the body of a woman (27) killed during shelling  in the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol at the weekend. The Kiev government  plans to bring charges before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague against the pro-Russian separatists it blames for the large number of civilian deaths in the east of the country. Photograph: Sergey Vaganov/EPA.

Russian-backed rebels pushed forward on Monday with a new offensive that has brought all-out war back to eastern Ukraine after a five-month ceasefi(...)

Pro-Russian rebels unload the body of a slain colleague at a hospital in Donetsk, Ukraine yesterday. Photograhp: Brendan Hoffman/The New York Times

Separatist militants in Ukraine say they are advancing and have no interest in a ceasefire after the latest failure of international efforts to halt (...)

 Denis O’Brien says trade relationship between Russia, Europe and the US is greatest geopolitical issue facing the world’s economy. Photo: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Billionaires gathering at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting this week in Davos, Switzerland, are worried about global terrorism, oil prices an(...)

Actor Chris Pine and Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs last week announce the film Leviathan from Russia as a nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 87th Academy Awards.   Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty

It’s a long time since a Russian film won an Oscar but Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Leviathan could be about to change that. Yet even as this dark, hard-hitti(...)