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Locals pray next to the line of wooden crosses marking the Soviet-era mass grave site in Kuropaty, close to the Belarus capital of Minsk. Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP

A court in Belarus jailed a prominent opposition leader on Tuesday for organising a protest against the demolition of a memorial to victims of Josef S(...)

The Kleinmann family in April 1938, taken in Vienna: Herta, Gustav, Kurt, Fritz, Tini and Edith. Photograph: Peter Patten

Holocaust memoirs are many. Kurt Kleinmann makes it his business to lay his hands on every last one of them: “I have a need to not forget,” he states (...)

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(...)

US president Donald Trump and Russian president Vladimir Putin shake hands during their joint press conference. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Donald Trump met one-on-one with Russia’s Vladimir Putin behind closed doors in Helsinki on Monday. The following are highlights of the press conferen(...)

Petro Poroshenko: the Ukrainian president  says Russia should end its support for separatist militia. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

The Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko, has called for United Nations peacekeepers to be deployed to his country’s eastern war zone and for Russia (...)

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(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin and German chancellor Angela Merkel shake hands during a joint news conference following their talks in Sochi on Tuesday. Photograph:  Alexander Zemlianichenko/Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has used her first official visit to Russia since its annexation of Crimea to condemn persecution of gays in Chechnya. Afte(...)

Observers of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) inspect a private building which reportedly was destroyed after a shelling of Avdiivka, Ukraine, last February. On Sunday, a member of the OSCE was killed near Luhansk. Photograph: EPA/Valeri Kvit

A member of an international monitoring mission in Ukraine was killed on Sunday when the car in which he was travelling hit a landmine in territory co(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson following their meeting in Moscow. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Russia on Wednesday rejected calls to withdraw support from Syrian president Bashar al-Assad, claiming that would curtail efforts to fight Islamic Sta(...)

A woman argues as Belarusian police during an opposition rally in Minsk. Photograph: Sergei Grits/AP Photo

Belarusian authorities detained hundreds of people on Saturday during an attempt to hold a street protest in the capital Minsk, amid rising public ang(...)

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