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Viktor Shokin, who has been fired as prosecutor general of Ukraine after an overwhelming vote in parliament. He was  accused of blocking major cases against allies and influential figures and stymying moves to root out graft. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

The European Union has welcomed the dismissal of Ukraine’s scandal-ridden prosecutor general and called for a crackdown on corruption, even as the cou(...)

Controversial former premier Yulia Tymoshenko said she would run for the Ukrainian presidency in May, despite receiving a mixed public response when she returned to Kiev last month. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine’s new pro-western government could secure some €20 billion in emergency aid after agreeing a bailout with the International Monetary Fund, (...)

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko addresses the crowd in Independence Square in Kiev after being freed from prison. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Over a historic 24 hours, Ukraine’s protesters turned their country on its head. On(...)

A portrait of Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is seen during a rally on Independence Square in downtown of Kiev. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, freed from prison guard yesterday after her arch-rival president Viktor Yanukovich fled Kiev, sai(...)

Anti-government protesters deliver bread to the Trade Unions building, which functions as a headquarters for the opposition movement in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Ukrainian opposition leaders have refused to hold crisis talks with president Viktor Yanukovich until he makes concessions, saying a riot police raid (...)

Protesters try to break through a riot police line near the presidential administration building in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine’s opposition parties are demanding the resignation of the country’s leaders and calling for a national strike, after hundreds of thousands of (...)

US ambassador Jeffrey Payette speaks to the media outside the hospital where jailed Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko is being held, after his meeting with her, in Kharkiv last Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters/Dmitry Neymyrok

Ukraine’s parliament is preparing to debate a new law that would allow jailed former premier Yulia Tymoshenko to receive medical treatment abroad, and(...)