Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and his chief of staff Andriy Bogdan attend a meeting with lawmakers in Kiev, Ukraine on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy is facing sharp criticism after just two days in power, over his efforts to dissolve parliament and revamp ele(...)

Ukraine president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a former comedian, crushed incumbent Petro Poroshenko in a presidential election run-off last month. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukraine’s president-elect and erstwhile comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has confirmed that he will take office next Monday, as the return of his scandal-(...)

Ukrainian presidential candidate Volodymyr Zelenskiy  following the announcement of the first exit poll in the  presidential election. Photograph: Reuters

If Walter and Julian Kennedy could somehow return to Mariupol they would be amazed by what has become of this city in southeastern Ukraine. Amid the (...)

Ukraine’s president and presidential candidate Petro Poroshenko attends a policy debate with his rival, comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, at the Olimpiyskiy sports stadium in Kiev, on Friday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko swung hard for challenger Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a highly charged debate before more than 20,000 noisy specta(...)

Volodymyr Zelenskiy: has largely campaigned online through social media and YouTube while touring the country with his comedy troupe. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy is tipped to win the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election on Sunday, but two political heavyweights are fightin(...)

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(...)

Ukraine International Airlines airplanes at Kiev’s Boryspil airport: a planned deal collapsed when the  airport rejected it as economically unviable. Photograph: Getty Images

At this torrid time for Ryanair, it may surprise hundreds of thousands of inconvenienced ticket holders to know that one of Europe’s biggest countrie(...)

A handout picture taken and released by the Ukrainian prime minister’s press service in Kiev on Wednesday shows a policeman putting handcuffs on Sergiy Bochkovsky (legft), director of Ukraine’s emergency services ministry. Mr Bochkovsky was suspected of buying fuel at an artificially high price, said a representative of the interior ministry. Photograph: Andrew Kravchenko/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s president has removed a powerful “oligarch” as governor of a major eastern region, in a show of authority that could escalate a dangerous p(...)

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko holds a weapon at PA Yuzhmash aerospace enterprise in Dnipropetrovsk during the week. He has been urged to dismiss Ihor Kolomoisky. Photograph: Mykhailo Markiv/EPA

On the approach to Dnipropetrovsk airport, plane passengers see thick pillars of grey, white and even grimy orange smoke rising towards them.It’s not (...)