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Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili  during a press conference in Lviv, Ukraine on Monday after he controversially entered the country on Sunday night.  “I have a clear plan: to end theft from the economy; to end the power of the oligarchy; to end misuse of power,” Mr Saakashvili said. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili has vowed to stay in Ukraine to try to oust its “oligarchic” political elite, a day after forcing his way (...)

The Lviv garbage crisis might be over but it could yet taint the political future of the city’s mayor, Andriy Sadovyi.  Photograph: Pavlo Palamarchuk/Reuters

The stench of a long-running garbage crisis may finally be fading from the streets of Lviv, the picturesque capital of western Ukraine, but it could y(...)

A worker renovating the one surviving wall of the Golden Rose synagogue, built in 1582 and destroyed by the Nazis in 1942. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The glory days of Lviv’s Golden Rose synagogue, like those of the Jewish community in this beautiful Ukrainian city, lie far in the past. Jews settle(...)

US servicemen take part in a military drill in Yavoriv, western Ukraine. Military co-operation between Ukraine and its Nato allies is set to increase in the coming years. Photograph: Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP/Getty Images

Deep in the forests and rolling fields of Ukraine’s western borderlands, a partnership that Russia hoped never to see is quickly – and noisily – takin(...)

Stefan Banach, who would become the greatest ever Polish mathematician

For 150 years the city of Lvov was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. After Polish independence following the first World War, research blossomed(...)

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(...)