Members of the Luhansk People’s Republic leaving a disengagement area near the town of Zolote in the Luhansk region. Separatist groups have been blamed for forest fires in eastern Ukraine. Photograph: Alexander Reka\TASS via Getty Images

Four people have died and 10 were hospitalised as a series of forest fires swept through part of the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, Ukraine’s em(...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets with Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in Kiev last week. Photograph: Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Russia has warned the United States and Canada that they are opening “Pandora’s box” and fuelling conflict by allowing the sale of weapons to Ukraine.(...)

Military  cadets attend a ceremony as the academic year begins in Donetsk, in the contested region of Ukraine,  on September 1st, 2017. Photograph: Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images

Russia will ask the UN Security Council to send peacekeepers to patrol the front line in eastern Ukraine, the Russian president Vladimir Putin has sai(...)

Dima Shibalov and Daniil Antonchik of the Responsible Citizens volunteer group, who were expelled by Russian-backed separatists from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine. The group continues its humanitarian work in government-controlled areas. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

In better times, before war came to eastern Ukraine, Valentina must have enjoyed Sunday mornings like this. “The cherries are already ripe at our dac(...)

Fire is extinguished at shops destroyed by shelling on  the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine, on  June 3rd,  2015. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine’s defence minister said an attempt (...)

Yevgeny Yerofeyev lies on a bed at a hospital in Kiev yesterday. Ukraine claims Yerofeyev is one of two Russian special forces soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

Ukraine has denied it is preparing a prisoner swap that would see two alleged Russian special forces soldiers return home, after a separatist leader i(...)

Igor Slyusar, Yevgeny Kishkin and Sergei Tkalenko, volunteers of the Black Tulip group that retrieves the remains of Ukrainian troops from battlefields in rebel-held territory.  Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

At the end of another day’s work in eastern Ukraine, Igor Slyusar and two colleagues sip coffee in a quiet cafe, and decline the offer of something st(...)

Ukrainian prisoners of war get ready to be exchanged for members of pro-Russian separatists near the village of Zholobok in Luhansk region, eastern Ukraine, on Saturday. Photograph:Igor Tkachenko/Reuters

At least two people have been killed in a bomb explosion at a pro-Ukrainian rally far from eastern Ukraine’s war zone. Kiev said it had arrested susp(...)

Ukrainian servicemen in retreat from the area around Debaltseve, in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday after a fierce assault by Russian-backed separatists which the EU said violated a crumbling ceasefire. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Separatists in eastern Ukraine have captured a strategic transport hub from government forces, putting huge pressure on Kiev’s leaders but apparently (...)

Belarus’ president Alexander Lukashenko (L), Russia’s president Vladimir Putin (2nd L), Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko (R), Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel (C) and France’s president Francois Hollande pose for a family photo during peace talks in Minsk. Photograph: Grigory Dukor /Reuters

The four leaders meeting for peace talks in Belarus on the Ukraine crisis are planning to sign a joint declaration supporting Ukraine’s territorial in(...)

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