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Hungarian MEP and member of Jobbik party Bela Kovacs: “I have never spied on EU institutions for any foreign power.” Photograph: Zoltan Balogh/EPA

Hungary’s far-right Jobbik party has accused allies of prime minister Viktor Orban of trying to wreck its election chances, after it was accused of fi(...)

Volunteer fighter Amina Okuyeva, pictured in Kiev in 2014, who was killed in an ambush on Monday night.  Less than five months ago she was credited with saving her husband’s life, when she shot a suspected Chechen hit man. Photograph:  Daniel McLaughlin

Ukrainian officials believe Russia was behind an ambush near Kiev that killed prominent volunteer fighter Amina Okuyeva and injured her Chechen husban(...)

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(...)

Police examine a crime scene after an explosion in which Ukrainian lawmaker Igor Mosiychuk was wounded and his bodyguard killed in Kiev on Wednesday night. Photograph: Stepan Franko/EPA

The Kremlin has denied being behind a bomb attack in Kiev that killed two people and injured Ukrainian nationalist deputy Ihor Mosiychuk, in the late(...)

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 (...)

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