Protesters demonstrate in front of Ukraine’s ministry of internal affairs in remembrance of  anti-corruption campaigner Kateryna Handziuk. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s leaders face domestic and international demands to protect its civil society and end the impunity of powerful criminals, following the death(...)

Ukraine’s newly appointed prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman (left), is greeted by President Petro Poroshenko  at the parliament in Kiev on Thursday, after months of political gridlock. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty images

Ukraine’s new prime minister has vowed to reinvigorate its pro-EU reform drive, despite immediate doubts over the stability of his government and clai(...)

Viktor Shokin, who has been fired as prosecutor general of Ukraine after an overwhelming vote in parliament. He was  accused of blocking major cases against allies and influential figures and stymying moves to root out graft. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

The European Union has welcomed the dismissal of Ukraine’s scandal-ridden prosecutor general and called for a crackdown on corruption, even as the cou(...)

Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said elections being organised by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk ‘people’s republics’ would be recognised. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Ukraine today condemned as “destructive and provocative” Russia’s stance towards elections organised by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine ne(...)

Ukrainian servicemen and a woman hold their ballots during a parliamentary election at a polling station in Kiev. Ukrainians voted yesterday in an election that is expected to strengthen President Petro Poroshenko’s mandate to end a separatist conflict in the east of the country. Photograph: Reuters

Ukraine’s main pro-EU parties have launched urgent coalition talks, after dominating a parliamentary election warmly praised by the West and grudgingl(...)

An elderly Ukrainian woman reads her ballot papers during the elections, in the Krenichi village, about 40km from Kiev. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich

Ukraine has elected a strongly pro-western new parliament, exit polls showed tonight, with reformists and nationalists set to sweep away many pro-Russ(...)