Presidents and neighbours:  Volodomyr Zelinskiy and Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/Yuri Kochetko/ EPA

A week after Volodymyr Zelenskiy won Ukraine’s presidential election in April, Russian leader Vladimir Putin threw down the gauntlet to the erstwhile (...)

Mikheil Saakashvili  arriving in Ukraine: the former president of Georgia has had his Ukrainian citizenship reinstated by the new president Volodymyr Zelensky. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

The colourful life of Mikheil Saakashvili took another twist on Wednesday when the former Georgian president returned to Ukraine, where he was previou(...)

Georgian president Giorgi Margvelashvili, Polish foreign minister Jacek Czaputowicz, Lithuania’s foreign minister Linas Linkevicius, Latvia’s foreign minister Edgars Rinkevics  and other officials meet in Tbilisi on Tuesday. Photograph: Vano Shlamov/AFP/Getty Images

Georgia and its allies have traded accusations with Russia 10 years after the Kremlin sent troops into the Black Sea state, for a five-day war that sh(...)

Boris Herman, who according to Ukrainian authorities is a suspect in a plot to murder Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, at a court hearing in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Reuters/Volodymyr Hontar

The journalist who came back from the dead, the former monk who was hired to kill him, a suspect who claims to be a secret agent and an alleged maste(...)

Nadezhda Savchenko says accusations that she plotted to blow up Kiev’s parliament and massacre its deputies are politically motivated. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Less than two years after Nadezhda Savchenko returned from a Russian prison to a hero’s welcome, the ex-military pilot dubbed “Ukraine’s Joan of Arc” (...)

Georgian former president Mikheil Saakashvili speaks during a news conference in Warsaw on Wednesday, a day after he was expelled from Ukraine. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Reuters

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has vowed to return to Ukraine to oust an elite that he says is robbing and destroying the nation, a day(...)

Mikheil Saakashvili: cat-and-mouse game over as he is arrested  in Kiev and deported to Poland. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty

Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili was deported to Poland on Monday, the Ukrainian border service said, after he was detained in a Kiev r(...)

George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations. He believes Russia is the source of much of the attacks against him, and that it’s personal. “Putin doesn’t like me,” he says. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/AFP/Getty Images

Fame brings nothing but trouble, George Soros’s father warned him. By concealing his family’s Jewish identity, Tivadar Soros helped save them from dep(...)

 Former Georgian president and ex-Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili welcomes supporters during a rally in downtown Kiev on December 17th, 2017. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Nina Mikhailenko was on Kiev’s Maidan square when Ukrainians launched their pro-western Orange Revolution 13 years ago, and again in winter 2013-2014 (...)

 Former Georgian president and ex-Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili with  supporters during Sunday’s  rally in  Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph:  EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

Protesters tussled with police in central Kiev on Sunday, as thousands of people joined a rally led by former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili a(...)

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