Vladyslav Manger, the head of the Kherson Regional Council, in court in  Kiev, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph:  Stas Kozlyuk/EPA

A senior Ukrainian regional official has appeared in court over the murder of activist Kateryna Handziuk, seven months after attackers doused her with(...)

People holding placards reading “Who are Gandzyuk’s killers?” in front of the ministry of internal affairs of Ukraine. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty

Ukrainian prosecutor general Yuri Lutsenko has offered to resign over the murder of activist Kateryna Handziuk, amid anger about the investigation int(...)

Protesters demonstrate in front of Ukraine’s ministry of internal affairs in remembrance of  anti-corruption campaigner Kateryna Handziuk. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s leaders face domestic and international demands to protect its civil society and end the impunity of powerful criminals, following the death(...)