Thousands rally in support of opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Minsk. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich

Autocratic Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko has turned to Moscow for help as hundreds of thousands of protesters called on him to resign for all(...)

Protesters are pictured in Minsk, Belarus after long-time president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko won the elections by a landslide with 80 per cent of the votes. The opposition does not recognize the results and has questioned the transparency of the counting process. Photograph: Yauhen Yerchak/EPA.

Belarusian pro-democracy activists have pledged to continue their push for regime change despite increasingly violent clashes between police and prote(...)

Ukrainian police detain a man who tried to throw an egg at the Belarusian embassy in Kiev following  Lukashenko’s election win claim. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko

Belarusian police beat and detained peaceful protesters for a second successive night as anger over a disputed election brought thousands of people on(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Berlin on June 18th. “It’s sad that our European partners didn’t hear us and acted differently,” Mr Zelenskiy  said about the Council of Europe decision. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Kiev has led criticism of the parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe for allowing Russia to return to the human rights watchdog, five years a(...)

 European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker: he will “use this opportunity to convey to the Russian leadership the EU’s perspective regarding the current state of the EU-Russian relations”. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker will attend a high-profile economic forum in Russia in June and meet President Vladimir Putin there,(...)

British defence secretary Michael Fallon said Russian president Vladimir Putin was a “real and present danger“ to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Nato was getting ready to repel any aggression.  Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images.

Senior Western officials accused Russia on Thursday of redrawing the map of Europe by force and posing a threat to the Baltic states.Russian president(...)

Journalists waiting for a meeting of the four-way summit on eastern Ukraine in Minsk, Belarus, on Tuesday. Photograph: Reuters/Vasily Fedosenko

Western powers have vowed swiftly to toughen their stance against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine if they judge that today’s peace talks are a fa(...)

Activists hold European Union and Ukrainian flags during a meeting to support EU integration at European Square in Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP

Amid the dense, 177-page coalition agreement hammered out by Germany’s two largest parties in the early hours of yesterday morning, one detail in part(...)

Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych addresses deputies during a new session of the parliament in Kiev. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuter

Ukraine has suspended negotiations with the European Union on a landmark political and trade agreement, dashing hopes that an association agreement be(...)