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Nadezhda Savchenko says accusations that she plotted to blow up Kiev’s parliament and massacre its deputies are politically motivated. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Less than two years after Nadezhda Savchenko returned from a Russian prison to a hero’s welcome, the ex-military pilot dubbed “Ukraine’s Joan of Arc” (...)

Putin protests: an effigy is hanged outside the Russian consulate in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty

Ukraine prevented Russian citizens from taking part in their country’s presidential elections on Sunday, in response to Russia’s opening of voting boo(...)

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov (centre) and Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic (second from right) at the St Sava temple in Belgrade on Thursday. Photograph: Djordje Kojadinovic/Reuters

Serbia has told Russia it will not sacrifice the two countries’ close relations to secure European Union membership, as Moscow accused the EU and Nato(...)

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(...)

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