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Ukrainians gave president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his Servant of the People party an unprecedented mandate for change in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Ukrainians gave president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his Servant of the People party an unprecedented mandate for change in Sunday’s parliamentary electi(...)

 Pep Guardiola has said Manchester City did not try to sign Barcelona’s star striker Lionel Messi. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

Pep Guardiola has denied Manchester City offered Lionel Messi a €100 million signing-on fee to leave Barcelona last summer. Messi agreed fresh terms l(...)

RIO 2016 Olympian Joe Ward is on course for his third European title in the Kharkiv, Ukraine, but Antrim’s Brendan Irvine and Kurt Walker had to settl(...)

Sean McComb: edged a split decision over Russia’s World Elite light-welter champion Vitaly Dunaystev at the European Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish light-welter Sean McComb is putting his trust in Irish head coach Zaur Antia after sensationally doing the double over Russia’s World Elite ligh(...)

"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(...)

 Yevgeny Zhilin: rose to prominence during Ukraine’s pro-western revolution when the former police officer used his fight club and other businesses as the basis for a pro-Russian militia in his home city of Kharkiv. Photograph: Sergiy Bobok/AFP/Getty Images

A prominent militant who backed the pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine has been shot dead in a restaurant in an exclusive suburb of Moscow. W(...)

A woman whose home was destroyed by shelling in the pro-Russian controlled Staromykhaylivka village near Donetsk last week. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

After a final crackle of gunfire, Avdiivka’s deadly industrial zone fell silent. Known as the “promzona”, this district now makes daily, depressing n(...)

Young men clash with Ukrainian riot police during a pro-Ukrainian rally in the eastern city of Donetsk today. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Several people were wounded today when pro-Russian separatists attacked a rally in support of Ukrainian unity in the separatist-held city of Do(...)

Pro-Russian demonstrators  in a rally in Kharkiv on March 30th. Thousands of people have marched through cities like Kharkiv, Donetsk and Luhansk on recent weekends, waving Russian and Soviet flags. Photograph: Reuters

People are proud of their tanks in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city. A Soviet T-34 sits outside the local history museum, green armour gleaming, (...)

An opposition deputy, wearing a T-shirt in support of imprisoned former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, arrives at a session of parliament in Kiev. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

It’s a long way from Lviv to Kharkiv: more than 1,000km across Ukraine, from close to its western border with Poland to within a few miles of Russia i(...)