Members of the Ukrainian armed forces  near Artemivsk, eastern Ukraine, February 23rd, 2015. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Kiev has accused pro-Russian rebels of opening fire with rockets and artillery at villages in southeastern Ukraine on Monday, all but burying a week-(...)

Ukrainian servicemen fire their weapons during fighting with pro-Russian separatists in Pesky village, near Donetsk on Wednesday. Photograph: Oleksandr Klymenko/Reuters

A bus in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk has been hit by a mortar or shell, leaving between six and 13 people dead.The attack came as Ukrainian governme(...)

A Ukrainian serviceman (right, front) talks to armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen,  at a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol. Photograph: Reuters

Nato’s top military commander said today Russia has a large force on Ukraine’s border and he is worried it could pose a threat to Moldova’s sep(...)

A woman and her child walk past soldiers without insignia as they stand guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Simferopol today. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times.

A Ukrainian serviceman was killed today at a Ukrainian base that came under attack in Crimea’s main town Simferopol. (...)

A Ukrainian soldier climbs a flag pole at the base A2904 shortly before the Ukrainian command lost control over it to armed men in the Crimean town of Bakhchisaray. Photograph: Thomas Peter /Reuters

Russian troops reportedly opened fire with automatic rifles during the takeover of a Ukrainian naval post in Crimea toda(...)