Former Ukrainian member of parliament Mykola Martynenko,  under investigation for suspected embezzlement, speaks at a court  in Kiev on Friday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukrainian anti-corruption investigators have detained an influential former member of parliament and a senior energy executive, as Kiev’s authorities (...)

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(...)

Ukrainian parliament speaker Volodymyr Groysman was expected to be appointed prime minister, but negotiations dragged on all day without yielding agreement on a full list of cabinet ministers. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine stumbled closer to snap parliamentary elections on Tuesday, as its ruling parties failed to form a new government amid increasingly tense talk(...)

 Ukraine’s prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said his resignation would be formally submitted to parliament on Tuesday. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s embattled prime minister is resigning, opening the way for the formation of a new government to end a drawn-out political crisis. In a tele(...)

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(...)

Ukrainian former prime minister and leader of Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) party Yulia Tymoshenko at a parliament session in Kiev on Tuesday. She withdrew her party from the ruling coalition in anger over the no-confidence vote. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has called for an end to the country’s political turmoil and vowed to press ahead with pro-EU reforms, afte(...)

Ukraine’s prime minister Arseny Yatseniuk delivers a speech during a parliament session in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukraine plunged into political uncertainty yesterday, when President Petro Poroshenko urged unpopular prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk and his embatt(...)

Ukraine’s economy minister Aivaras Abromavicius:  stepped down as economy minister, claiming political  interference. Photograph:  Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukraine’s government is on the brink of collapse after the resignation of a leading reformer split the ruling coalition, and deepened western fears t(...)

Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk: “The government of Ukraine is imposing a moratorium on payment of the so-called Russian bond.” Photograph:  Sergei Chuzavkov/AP Photo

Ukraine and Russia are on a collision course over major trade and finance disputes, as the European Union prepares to extend sanctions against Moscow(...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (right) shakes hands with US vice-president Joe Biden after delivering a statement on the results of their talks in Kiev. Photograph: Reuters/Sergei Supinski/Pool

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has vigorously defended his record, under pressure from the United States to intensify reforms and amid calls for(...)

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