Petro Poroshenko

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Crimean Tatar  activists Ahtem Chiygoz (left) and  Ilmi Umerov (right), who have been released from prison in Russia,    with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Kiev, Ukraine, today. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Two leading Crimean Tatar activists returned to Kiev on Friday after being freed from Russian jail sentences that they said were part of Moscow’s wide(...)

A man shakes hands with former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili as he sits in a tent during a protest against Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Kiev on Sunday. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Ukrainian prosecutor general Yuri Lutsenko has accused former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili of plotting a coup in Ukraine and said Kiev has reje(...)

Protesters attend a rally near the Ukrainian Parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday.  Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine’s parliament voted on major reform Bills on Thursday as protesters continued to press for quicker change by rallying for a third day outside (...)

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili with  supporters in front of parliament in Kiev: “Poroshenko needs to think about leaving his post . . . That is not my ultimatum, it is my advice.” Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Several thousand Ukrainians rallied outside parliament in Kiev on Tuesday to demand a step change in the pace of reform, as frustration grows over con(...)

Petro Poroshenko: allies of the  Ukrainian president  insisted it was vital to show that Ukraine was committed to a political resolution of the conflict. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

A top Kremlin envoy for Ukraine has given a positive assessment of talks with his US counterpart in Belgrade, after parliament in Kiev gave preliminar(...)

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili’s pending asylum application prevents Ukraine extraditing to him to Georgia. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili has requested political asylum in Ukraine, having forced his way back into the country after being strippe(...)

Smoke and flames rise over a warehouse storing ammunition for multiple rocket launcher systems at a military base in the town of Kalynivka in Vinnytsia region, Ukraine. Photograph: Yurii Basiuk

Pressure is mounting on Ukraine’s political and military leaders after the second major explosion this year at a key ammunition depot, which one of th(...)

 Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko meets US president Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly in New York on Thursday. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Kiev and Moscow have rejected each other’s visions of a United Nations peacekeeping mission for eastern Ukraine, casting doubt on whether a compromise(...)

 Former Georgian president and ex-Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili speaks to journalists in front of the Presidential Office in Kiev, Ukraine,  September 19th, 2017. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili made a typically flamboyant return to Kiev on Tuesday, telling a crowd outside the presidential administrat(...)

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili:  returned to Ukraine despite being stripped of his citizenship by its president, former ally Petro Poroshenko. Photograph:  AFP / Yuri Dyachyshyny/ Getty Images

Constantly on the move, closely watched by the police, facing prosecution and bitterly at odds with the country’s leaders – Mikheil Saakashvili is bac(...)

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