Igor Strelkov

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Crash site: armed pro-Russian separatists guard remnants of flight MH17. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

On a sultry night this week in Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, a car and a minibus pulled off a deserted main road into the empty car park of one of the (...)

A murderous attack

There seems little doubt that a surface-to-air missile downed the Malaysia Airlines jet in Ukraine – two villagers have spoken of seeing the rocket’s (...)

A girl plays in a temporary tent camp set up for Ukrainian refugees in the town of Novoshakhtinsk in the Rostov region near the Russian-Ukrainian border today. The Ukrainian government has floated the idea of a Marshall Plan for economic recovery. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters.

Ukraine today said it was confident of receiving further aid under a $17 billion IMF bailout but appealed to Western institutions and donors for furt(...)

A bus drives under a rail bridge which was blown up  near  Donetsk recently. Photograph: EPA/STR.

Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk today, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing thei(...)

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(...)

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(...)

A pro-Russia rebel takes a position following an Ukrainian army mortar attack in the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian town of Kramatorsk yesterday. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Ukrainian government forces skirmished with separatist rebels around a major industrial town in the restive Donetsk region last night, as the country(...)

Ukranian military soldiers man a highway checkpoint  near Slovyansk, Ukraine. Photograph: John Moore/Getty

Pro-Russian separatist rebels have killed seven Ukrainian soldiers in an ambush, undermining a European bid to broker dialogue between Kiev and resti(...)

Batkivshchyna Party deputy Volodymyr Rybak, left, being taken away by pro-Russian demonstrators on  April 17th, 2014, in Horlivka, eastern Ukraine. The image is a still  from a video released by People’s Front of Ukraine for Justice, a right-leaning pro-Kiev group. Photograph: AP/People’s Front of Ukraine for Justice

Volodymyr Rybak was last seen alive on Thursday of last week, being bundled into a car by masked men in camouflage after trying to remove the f(...)

US president Barack Obama shakes hands with Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe (right) at a joint news conference at the Akasaka Palace today. Photograph: Reuters

US president Barack Obama said today more sanctions were “teed up” against Russia if it does not deliver on promises in an agreement in Geneva (...)