Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov’s dramatic weight loss after 139 days of hunger strike. Photograph: Sergey Venyavsky/AFP/Getty Images

Russian prison authorities announced on Friday that Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian writer, film-maker and political activist, had ended his hunger strike a(...)

  A protester   gestures at a placard with combo portrait picturing faces of the President Poroshenko and former president Yanukovich with a slogan ‘No to elections with Yanukovich law’ during their rally near the Parliament building in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: EPA

Ukraine has won the latest round of its court battle with Russia over a controversial $3 billion (€2.6 billion) Irish-listed bond, which Moscow bought(...)

Pall bearers walk with the coffin of Alexander Zakharchenko in Donetsk. Photograph: Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images

Russian-controlled separatists in eastern Ukraine have buried their leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, amid warnings from Moscow that his assassination f(...)

 Russian communists take part in protest rally against a government proposed pension reform plan in Moscow on Sunday. Photograph: Maixm Shipenkov/EPA

Thousands of people across Russia joined protests on Sunday against government plans to raise the pension age, despite recent promises by president Vl(...)

Microsoft announced on Tuesday that hackers linked to the Russian state tried to target the websites of two conservative think-tanks. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP

The United States government has long believed that the Russian state mounted a concerted digital campaign of interference in the 2016 presidential el(...)

British foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt speaks  at the US Institute of Peace in Washington  on Tuesday. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Britain pressed the European Union on Tuesday to increase sanctions against Russia, saying it should stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the United Stat(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian president Vladimir Putin at Schloss Meseberg palace. Photograph: Steffen Kugler/Bundesregierung via Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin and German chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a gas pipeline (...)

US national security advisor John Bolton and secretary of state Mike Pompeo: In a statement,   Mr Pompeo says that the US “rejects Russia’s attempted annexation of Crimea”. File photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

The next meeting between US president Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin will not take place this year, the White House has said. “The pr(...)

US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin: Mr Trump has found someone who wants to hang out with him and who understands  he is THE MOST MISTREATED PRESIDENT IN HISTORY. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty

It’s “Executive Time” and the chief executive is very busy in the residence. Too busy even to give his full attention to watching Fox & Friends an(...)

George the chicken dog with his flock of hens. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A dog called George is running across a sunny meadow towards us, wagging his huge tail. It’s as long as a man’s arm and fluffy as a feather boa. “We’v(...)

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