Fire is extinguished at shops destroyed by shelling on  the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine, on  June 3rd,  2015. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine’s defence minister said an attempt (...)

Satellite images which a Russian TV station has claimed suggest Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 (top) was shot down by a Ukrainian warplane (inset). Photograph: east2west news/Channel One.

Russian state-controlled TV has broadcast what it called “sensational” photographs, which it said supported Moscow’s theory that Malaysia Airlines fl(...)

A destroyed military truck in Ilovaisk, a town that  has endured weeks of heavy fighting. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The streets of Ilovaisk are lined with rocket-gouged apartment blocks, their shattered windows staring down at the charred carcases of cars, buses (...)

The site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash  at the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region of UKraine today. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak has expressed his shock by reports a Malaysia Airlines plane had gone down over Ukraine and said he was launching(...)