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Russian President Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

When Vladimir Putin flew into the Khmeimim military base in Syria early this month, a group of SU 30 fighter jets, the pride of Russia’s newly moderni(...)

Prisoners of war (POWs) from   separatist, self-proclaimed republics on the Ukraine-Russia border board a bus during an exchange of captives near the city of Bakhmut in Donetsk region, Ukraine. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukrainian authorities and separatist rebels fighting in the country’s east exchanged hundreds of captives on Wednesday, in the first major prisoner sw(...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets with Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in Kiev last week. Photograph: Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Russia has warned the United States and Canada that they are opening “Pandora’s box” and fuelling conflict by allowing the sale of weapons to Ukraine.(...)

Former political adviser Paddy Duffy: “I believe that there are Irish people who would be interested, quite possibly, in maybe co-investing in Crimea and also in Ireland.” Photograph: Frank Miller

Members of an Irish trade delegation to Moscow last month, including a former top adviser to former taoiseach Bertie Ahern, discussed hotel investment(...)

 Former Georgian president and ex-Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili welcomes supporters during a rally in downtown Kiev on December 17th, 2017. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Nina Mikhailenko was on Kiev’s Maidan square when Ukrainians launched their pro-western Orange Revolution 13 years ago, and again in winter 2013-2014 (...)

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili  greets supporters outside of a courthouse in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili is planning new protest rallies in Ukraine following his release from custody, and wants the West to put(...)

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(...)

End of an era: KLM is saying goodbye to the Fokker aircraft, after 97 years of service. On Sunday, a special Fokker monument will be unveiled  at Schiphol-Oost at about 10am

KLM will be retiring the workhorse of their fleet this weekend in Amsterdam after 97 years of faithful service. The back bone of the short-haul fleet (...)

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(...)

A powerful explosion is seen in the ammunition depot at a military base in Kalynivka, west of Kiev, Ukraine, early on  September 27th, 2017.  Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo

Ukrainian officials have removed tens of thousands of residents after a fire and ammunition explosions at a military base. The Interior Ministry said(...)

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