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Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke about launching “a powerful information war” to counter Kremlin propaganda in militant-controlled areas.

Western leaders have congratulated Volodymyr Zelenskiy on his landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election and pledged continued support for K(...)

People attend a campaign meeting for  Denis Pushilin, in Donetsk. Photograph: Aleksey Filippov/AFP/Getty Images

Russia has defended Sunday’s separatist elections in eastern Ukraine, which Kiev and its western allies denounced as a sham that would only harm effor(...)

Patriarch Filaret has called for Ukraine’s churches to unite and choose one leader. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP

Ukraine is poised to create a national Orthodox church that is independent of Russia, after a Holy Synod in Istanbul made historic rulings in Kiev’s f(...)

Jailed Ukrainian film director Oleh Sentsov: his health is reported to be deteriorating rapidly. Photograph: Russian High Commissioner for Human Rights Press Centre

French president Emmanuel Macron has urged the Kremlin to find a “humanitarian solution” to the case of Oleh Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director jailed(...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko watching testing  last month at a missile complex in the Kherson region. Photograph:  Reuters

The Ukrainian military plans to start training with powerful US anti-tank missiles on Wednesday following the long-awaited delivery of weapons that Ru(...)

 Local rescuers carry the body of a man killed by the shelling of a bus  at the Olenivka checkpoint between Ukrainian  controlled territory and the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic this week. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Government troops and Russian-led militia in eastern Ukraine appear to be preparing for an escalation in fighting, international monitors warned on Tu(...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko meets with Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in Kiev last week. Photograph: Mykhailo Markiv/Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

Russia has warned the United States and Canada that they are opening “Pandora’s box” and fuelling conflict by allowing the sale of weapons to Ukraine.(...)

A Ukrainian serviceman exercises with 35kg weight made from 120mm mortars, not far of the crisis front line in Vodyane village of Donetsk area, in October.  Photograph: Sergey Vaganov/EPA

Russia and the United States appear to be a long way from agreeing to send international peacekeepers to eastern Ukraine, after their latest round of(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin attends the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation meeting in Danang, Vietnam. Photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Russian president Vladimir Putin has sought to dampen growing expectations over the possible deployment of international peacekeepers to eastern Ukrai(...)

Petro Poroshenko: allies of the  Ukrainian president  insisted it was vital to show that Ukraine was committed to a political resolution of the conflict. Photograph: Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA

A top Kremlin envoy for Ukraine has given a positive assessment of talks with his US counterpart in Belgrade, after parliament in Kiev gave preliminar(...)

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