A Pro-Ukrainian activist attends a demonstration yesterday in Donetsk to support a united Ukraine. Photograph: EPA/Konstantin Ivanov

Kiev has accused Moscow of setting up a “terrorist network” in Ukraine and planning to wreck its presidential elections, as Russian president Vladi(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin stands with a gun at a shooting gallery of the GRU military intelligence headquarters  in Moscow. Photograph: Reuters

Whether he likes it or not, the Winter Olympics that opened in Sochi yesterday are being seen as “Putin’s party”, a showcase for everything he has don(...)