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A Ukrainian man places flowers at a memorial to activists who were killed at Maidan Square during the 2014 anti-government protests in Kiev. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

The last time Olena Lysak spoke to her uncle, on January 22nd, 2014, she asked why he would not come home to western Ukraine from a huge anti-governme(...)

Security guards posted at the burned country home of former Ukraine Central Bank chief Valeria Gontareva. File photograph: Getty

The EU and US have called for an urgent investigation into attacks apparently aimed at Ukraine’s former central bank chief Valeria Gontareva, who blam(...)

Prime minister Oleksiy Honcharuk addressing Ukraine’s parliament on Thursday. Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo

Lawyer Oleksiy Honcharuk has become Ukraine’s youngest ever prime minister as political newcomers poured into the nation’s parliament and its preside(...)

Members of Ukraine’s far-right National Militia at an anti-corruption protest near the presidential administration in Kiev. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

With their fondness for camouflage and black masks, members of Ukraine’s far-right National Militia make unlikely election monitors, but their presenc(...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko: creation of an independent church represents “a victory for good over evil, light over darkness”.  Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP

The Kremlin has pledged to “defend the interests” of Russian church believers in Ukraine during a growing dispute between rival branches of the countr(...)

Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko at a Ukrainian Security Service press conference in Kiev on Wednesday. Photograph: Sergey Nuzhnenko/EPA

Ukraine has strongly rejected international criticism of a sting operation that saw dissident Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko help fake his own sh(...)

Putin protests: an effigy is hanged outside the Russian consulate in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty

Ukraine prevented Russian citizens from taking part in their country’s presidential elections on Sunday, in response to Russia’s opening of voting boo(...)

A screengrab of the Ukrainian National Militia’s promotional video of its swearing-in ceremony last Sunday. Photograph:  Youtube

A hundreds-strong paramilitary unit that pledges to keep order on the streets of Ukraine has dismissed fears that it could act as a far-right vigilan(...)

Smoke and flames rise over a warehouse storing ammunition for multiple rocket launcher systems at a military base in the town of Kalynivka in Vinnytsia region, Ukraine. Photograph: Yurii Basiuk

Pressure is mounting on Ukraine’s political and military leaders after the second major explosion this year at a key ammunition depot, which one of th(...)

Police experts inspect the wreckage of a car that carried journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kiev, Ukraine, in July 2016. Photograph:   Vasyl Shevchenko/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Ukraine’s SBU security service has denied that one of its agents was monitoring investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet last July, when the bomb that (...)

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