Mykola Azarov

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Malcolm Rifkind (left) and Jack Straw face claims on February 23, 2015 that they offered to use their positions to help a private company in return for cash following an undercover investigation. Photograph: Justin Tallis/Leon Nealleon/AFP/Getty Images

The Conservative Party has suspended the whip from former foreign secretary Malcolm Rifkind, and a party disciplinary committee will investigate cash-(...)

An anti-government protester throws a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in Kiev. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Saturday Anti-government activists take the energy ministry. Inside, minister Eduard Stavitsky holds a tense conference call. He assures managers of e(...)

Ukrainian opposition leader Vitali Klitschko (holding paper) speaks with colleagues  during the extraordinary session of the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev yesterday.  Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine’s opposition has forced out the government and is pressing President Viktor Yanukovich to resign, despite warnings from a former head of state(...)

Ukrainian prime minister Mykola Azarov who resigned today. Photograph: Reuters

Ukraine’s prime minister Mykola Azarov has offered to resign in a bid to resolve a spiralling crisis that he called “a threat to Ukrainian society as (...)

Pro-European integration protesters gather at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev on Thursday. Photograph: Reuters

Protesters headed back to the barricades in Kiev last night after talks between Ukraine’s opposition leaders and President Viktor Yanukovich delivered(...)

Pro-European integration protesters take cover from water sprayed from a fire engine at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev January 23rd, 2014. Photograph: Vasily Fedosenko

Two months after they began, the shape of Ukraine’s protests is shifting, their mood darkening. Talk of civil war is growing, and the country of 46 mi(...)

 Protesters build  a barricade in a street in front of the state administration headquarters in Lviv, Ukraine, this evening. Photograph: Darek Delmanowicz/EPA

Enraged protesters stormed government offices in three western Ukraine cities today, forcing one governor to write a letter of resignation, as demonst(...)

Ukrainians light candles during mourning ceremony for Sergey Nigoyan memory in west Ukrainian city of Lviv. Sergey Nigoyan was killed by gunfire yesterday morning  in Kiev. Photograph: Markiian Lyseiko/EPA

Barricades are burning and black smoke is billowing over Kiev, as the hours tick down on an opposition ultimatum to Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukov(...)

Pro-European integration supporters conduct a mock trial with an effigy of Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich in Independence Square in Kiev yesterday. Photograph; Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Ukraine’s pro-EU opposition parties plan to launch a general strike and an investigation into the allegedly ill-gotten gains of the country’s leaders,(...)

A Pro-European integration protester spray paints a portrait on a make shift riot shield during a rally in Independence Square in Kiev this morning. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters.

A Kremlin aide made clear today that Russia was ready to extend a credit to Ukraine to help Kiev cope with its economic problems and keep the country(...)

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