US secretary of state Antony Blinken: ‘If Russia acts recklessly, or aggressively, there will be costs, there will be consequences.’  Photograph: Alexander Drago/AFP via Getty Images

Kiev has accused Moscow of ignoring diplomatic efforts to defuse rising tension, as the Kremlin rejected US calls to stop moving soldiers and armour i(...)

 Azerbaijani servicemen carry the coffin of a soldier killed in military clashes in the city of Barda, Azerbaijan. Armed clashes have erupted in the  territorial conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno-Karabakh territory. Photograph: Aziz Karimov

Deadly fighting has continued between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, stoking fears of an all-out war th(...)

Serbian president, and Serbian Progressive Party leader, Aleksandar Vucic is accused of creating an autocratic system. Photograph: Getty

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic has celebrated a crushing victory for his party in elections boycotted by most opposition groups, ahead of a week o(...)

OSCE observers check a Ukrainian serviceman’s weapons during the forces’ disengagement near Bohdanivka village, Ukraine, at the weekend. Photograph: Vadim Kot/EPA

Government soldiers and Russian-led separatists have started withdrawing from another section of the frontline in eastern Ukraine, in a move that Kiev(...)

 Head of Albania’s opposition Democrats Lulzim Basha addressing supporters during a protest in Tirana on June 21st. Photograph:  Malton Dibra/EPA

The European Union has urged Albanians to avoid violence amid rising tension before Sunday’s local elections, which the country’s president wants to p(...)

 Crimean Tatar community with the Ukrainian flag in Bakhchisarai, south of Simferopol, on March 14th, 2014, two days before a referendum in Crimea to join Russia. Photograph: Viktor Drachev/AFP/Getty Images

Eleonora Bekirova has not seen or spoken to her father for 81 days, since he was arrested at a checkpoint between the Ukrainian mainland and Kremlin-c(...)

Citizens vote at a polling station in Bardar village, on February 24, 2019, as Moldovans vote to elect new parliament members. Photograph: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty

Moldova faces political uncertainty after a bruising election created a deeply fractured parliament riven by accusations of vote-rigging and the alleg(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban before the vote on the “Stop Soros” package of Bills, at the Parliament in Budapest, on Wednesday. Photograph: Tamas Kaszas/Reuters

Hungary has passed swingeing anti-immigration reforms to allow the imprisonment of people who help asylum seekers and to ban any “alien population” fr(...)

Pro-Russian rebels  preparing  a tank near  Luhansk, Ukraine, for a  “victory day” parade on May 9th to mark   the 73nd anniversary of the then Soviet Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany. Photograph:  EPA/Alexander Ermochenko

Ukraine’s ecology minister has warned of the danger of a “second Chernobyl” if Russian-led separatists pursue plans to flood a coal mine where a small(...)

Viktor Orban (third right) celebrates his party’s election victory.  Photograph: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Hungary’s government is set to continue its battle with the European Union over migration and with liberal civil society groups at home, after prime m(...)

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