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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(...)

A  policeman blocks a road near a cafe where separatist leader  Alexander Zakharchenko was killed, in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/Reuters

The leader of Russian-backed separatists in the Donetsk region in eastern Ukraine was killed on Friday in a blast at a cafe in Donetsk city, the sepa(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in Danang, Vietnam. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin has sought to dampen growing expectations over the possible deployment of international peacekeepers to eastern Ukrai(...)

Separatist leader Alexander Zakharchenko. Photograph: Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images

Separatists in eastern Ukraine have proclaimed a new state in the territories they control. More than 10,000 people have died in fighting after Russi(...)

Relatives of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine in 2014 look at the names on the memorial during an event to commemorate the disaster in Vijfhuizen, Netherlands. Photograph:  Reuters/Remko de Waal/Pool

On a crisp summer day, poignantly reminiscent of the one on which Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was blown out of the sky over eastern Ukraine three ye(...)

Ukrainian soldier in a damaged building at the Butovka Coal Mine after shelling in the Donetsk area, Ukraine,  May 11th, 2017. Photograph: Valeri Kvit/EPA

Ukrainian authorities said four civilians were killed on Saturday in renewed artillery attacks in the east of the country which they blamed on pro-Rus(...)

More than 700 gay rights activists marched through central Kiev on June 12th, 2016 amid a massive police presence. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP

In 2015, Zoryan Kis walked through the city of Kiev holding his boyfriend’s hand while a friend filmed the reactions of people on the street. He was e(...)

Ukraine: one more try at peace

Three years after the events in Maidan Square tipped Ukraine into revolution and set the country on course for civil war, the pervasive sense in the i(...)

"We have come to Donbas to understand why it is not just the frontline soldiers who feel a sense of duty, but ordinary citizens as well. And how they are using social media and the internet to organise and support the war effort."

Our interpreter describes Mykhailo Mykhailovsky as “class”. Mykhailovsky is a young deputy commander in the Donbas battalion of the Ukrainian army, fi(...)

Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic: He is believed to have been injured on Saturday when a bomb exploded in Luhansk beside a vehicle he was travelling in. Photograph; Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Ukraine has claimed that a Russian invasion is possible “at any minute”, amid reports that Moscow’s troops and armour were on the move in Crimea and a(...)

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