Police collect evidence at the site of the murder of Denis Voronenkov, last March, in Kiev. Photograph: Ivan Kovalenko/Kommersant via Getty Images

Ukrainian prosecutors say former Russian deputy Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in Kiev in March on the orders of his wife’s ex-partner, who they alleg(...)

Ukraine International Airlines airplanes at Kiev’s Boryspil airport: a planned deal collapsed when the  airport rejected it as economically unviable. Photograph: Getty Images

At this torrid time for Ryanair, it may surprise hundreds of thousands of inconvenienced ticket holders to know that one of Europe’s biggest countrie(...)

Yaroslav Honchar, who as a volunteer battled Russian-led militia in eastern Ukraine and helped make drones for government forces, is now part of Nato-mentored efforts to modernise the way his country’s military fights. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

On May 9th, 2014, in the chaotic early days of the war in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian gunmen seized the first two floors of police headquarters in t(...)

People protest at the Catalan government’s headquarters during a general strike in Barcelona on Tuesday, following Sunday’s independence referendum in the region. Photograph: Robin Townsend/EPA

Russia and Serbia have lambasted the European Union for its reaction to Sunday’s independence referendum in Catalonia, accusing it of hypocrisy over (...)

Shells explode during the joint Russia-Belarus strategic military exercises Zapad in Belarus. Photograph: Tatiana Zenkovich

Russia’s “Zapad” war games have come under further scrutiny after its military admitted that a helicopter had accidentally fired on bystanders, and se(...)

Opposition supporters and one of the Belarusian opposition leaders Vladimir Nekliaev take part in a rally during a protest against the upcoming Zapad military exercises in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Russian military jets and helicopters have landed in neighbouring Belarus ahead of Thursday’s start of major war games that are unnerving nearby Nato (...)

Hungary’s Peter Szijjarto attends an informal meeting of European Union ministers of foreign affairs in Tallinn, Estonia.  Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Hungary and Russia have lambasted Kiev over a new education law they say will deprive Ukraine’s ethnic minorities of the right to study in their own (...)

US soldiers march along Kiev’s Khreshchatyk Street  during a military parade to celebrate Independence Day. Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP

The United States is considering sending deadly weapons to Ukraine to help it resist Russian aggression, Pentagon chief James Mattis said on Thursday (...)

 Pro-Russian president of Moldova Igor Dodon: called his  country’s ban on Russia deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin  “an act of great political stupidity”. Photograph: EPA

Moscow has accused tiny Moldova of undermining their relations and threatening the stability of the region and Europe, after it banned Russian deputy(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence salutes soldiers during a visit to Nato’s Enhanced Forward Presence mission and Estonian troops in Tallinn, Estonia on Monday. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

The White House hopes for better ties with Moscow but will oppose any Kremlin aggression against US allies and will not be swayed by an order to slas(...)