Ukraine’s Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk holds a news conference during a European leaders emergency summit on Ukraine, in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Crimea’s parliament has voted to join Russia and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the dec(...)

Pro-Russian protesters clash with riot police outside the regional parliament building in Donetsk, Ukraine today. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times

Nato announced a full review of its cooperation with Russia today to try to pressure Moscow into backing down on Ukraine and said it would susp(...)

Protesters warm themselves near a fire burning in a steel drum at Independence Square in Kiev December 5th, 2013. Photograph: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters.

Ukrainian authorities have been urged to respect the massive protests gripping the country against the government’s decision to freeze ties with the E(...)

Eamon Gilmore made the announcement at the 13th annual NGO Forum on Human Rights, which is taking in Dublin Castle today.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore has initiated a complete review of Ireland’s foreign policy and external relations - the first such audit t(...)

Under a law introduced by Vladimir Putin’s government last year, NGOs in Russia which receive funding from abroad are obliged to register as “foreign agents” – a term which for many Russians suggests espionage.  Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Europe’s main democracy watchdog has called on Russia to end a wave of raids on non-governmental groups and urged it to find the people (...)

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