Fire-fighters work on a vehicle hit by shelling near Donetsk  airport yesterday. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Kiev and Nato have urged Moscow to do more to help establish a genuine ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, where fighting is still raging around Donetsk (...)

A Ukrainian soldier on a military vehicle in Kramatorsk, near Slaviansk, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Roman Pilipey

Members of Nato will supply arms to Kiev in its battle with separatist rebels, Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko has said, while claiming the co(...)

A Ukrainian soldier heads to a frontline position on the outskirts of the strategic coastal city of Mariupol following an evening of heavy shelling by Russian-backed separatists. (Photograph:  Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Deadly shelling has rattled hopes for a lasting ceasefire in Ukraine, with Kiev and Russian-backed rebels blaming each other for attacks around the m(...)

Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 aircraft yesterday near the village of Hrabove in eastern Ukraine. Photograph: EPA/Igor Kovalenko

International experts have recovered more passenger remains from the crash site of Flight MH17, despite safety fears over deadly fighting nearby.The N(...)

A Malaysian air crash investigator (R) inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Rozsypne, Donetsk . Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev /Reuters

International inspectors have accused people working at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine of damaging the wreckage and failin(...)

A member of Ukrainian police special task force Kiev-1 patrols in the eastern Ukrainian village of Semenovka, near Sloviansk, today. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

A Ukrainian military transport aircraft has been shot down along the country’s eastern border with Russia and all eight people aboard managed to bail(...)

A Ukrainian woman cries in front of her house which was destroyed by shelling in Slaviansk in the Donetsk region of Ukraine today. Photograph: EPA

The leaders of Russia and Ukraine have agreed to work on a ceasefire between separatists and the Ukrainian authorities and on quickly setting up effec(...)

An elderly Ukrainian man exercises at the Kachalka outdoor gym on the banks of the river Dniper, as Kiev insists it is doing everything possible to avoid harming civilians. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Ukraine has vowed to push on with its bid to crush pro-Moscow rebels in eastern regions, despite fresh calls from Russia to end the increasingly bl(...)

Pro-Russian separatists load a truck with coffins containing their fallen colleagues in Donetsk yesterday. EPA/Jakub Kaminski

Russia has urged the West to prevent Ukraine sliding into “catastrophe” after fighting intensified between Kiev’s forces and pro-Moscow rebels who sh(...)

Vyachislav Ponomaryov (left), the self-appointed mayor of Slovyansk, and Col Axel Schneider of Germany (right), the leader of a group of European military observers held by Ponomaryov’s group, during a news conference at city hall in Slovyansk, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Members of a German-led military observer team being held hostage in the separatist stronghold of Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, were paraded before t(...)

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