President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump: idea that eastern Ukraine could hold a referendum on its status has been rejected. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

US and Ukrainian officials have rejected suggestions that de facto Moscow-controlled eastern Ukraine could hold a referendum on its status, after Russ(...)

Fellow pilots carry the coffin holding the body of Oleg Peshkov, a Russian pilot killed during the downing of a jet on the Turkey-Syria border, on Wednesday. The incident has led to an angry dispute  between Russia and Turkey. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Russia’s defence ministry said on Wednesday it had proof that Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family were benefiting from the illegal s(...)

Armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen, take cover behind an armoured vehicle as they attempt to take over a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol yesterday. Photograph: Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters

Russian forces gathering on the border with eastern Ukraine may be poised to invade, the White House warned today, as the government in Kiev said t(...)