A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine is parked at a camp near Kamensk-Shakhtinsky, Rostov Region, today. Photograph: Reuters

Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists fought skirmishes near the Russian border today but there was no sign of the conflict widening after Kie(...)

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(...)

A Donetsk resident lights a candle in front of photos of Russian TV journalists killed in Ukraine. In the photos are (from left to right) correspondent Igor Kornelyuk, soundman Anton Voloshin, both of Vesti 24 who were killed earlier this month, and cameraman Anatoly Klyan of Channel One who dies last night. Photograph: Photomig/EPA.

Russia has accused Ukraine of undermining a shaky ceasefire with separatists after a Russian cameraman was shot dead in eastern Ukraine.Anatoly Klyan,(...)

A local woman looks at the damage in a destroyed cafe following the fighting between pro-Russian militants and the Ukrainian army in Semyonovka village, outside Slaviansk, Ukraine. Ukraine is confronting a separatist movement in the east and is to hold presidential elections on 25 May. Reuters: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

At least 11 Ukrainian troops were killed and about 30 others injured when pro-Russian insurgents attacked a military checkpoint, the deadliest raid in(...)

 A woman and children at a ballot box  during the  referendum organised by members of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic  at a polling station in Mariupol, Ukraine, today. Photograph: Alexey Furman/EPA

Residents of eastern Ukraine have been forming long queues at polling stations today to cast their votes in hastily organised independence referendums(...)