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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 (...)

A Russian convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine drives along a road near the city of Yelets . Photograph: Nikita Paukov /Reuters

Hundreds of Russian trucks carrying aid intended for rebel-held eastern Ukraine have remained parked in the southern city of Voronezh as doubts grew o(...)

Ukrainian soldiers stand guard in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk today. Photograph: Maria Tsvetkova/Reuters

Ukrainian forces routed pro-Russian rebels in a flashpoint area of eastern Ukraine today and raised the country’s blue and yellow flag again over what(...)

A military truck with armed pro-Russian militants drives through a police check-point towards the airport of the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk yesterday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Ukraine‘s government said it inflicted “significant“ losses on pro-Russian rebels in the east and retook Donetsk airport a day after President-elect (...)

Workers at the  Azovstal Iron and Steel Works protesting against pro-Russian armed separatists in Mariupol,  eastern Ukraine, yesterday. Factories in two cities supported billionaire Rinat Akhmetov’s call for a show of opposition to the rebels. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Ukraine’s rebels have entered open conflict with the country’s richest man, as their insurgency appeared to stumble ahead of a presidential election t(...)

Veterans attend a ceremony to commemorate victims of the second World War in Donetsk on Ukraine’s Victory Day holiday yesterday. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Ukraine has slipped deeper into crisis ahead of tomorrow’s separatist referendum in eastern regions, with deadly clashes in the city of Mariupol and a(...)

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