Pavlo Klimkin

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy claimed a landslide presidential run-off victory in Ukraine last month. Photograph: Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine’s governing coalition has formally broken up, in what incoming president Volodymyr Zelenskiy sees as a bid by discredited deputies to cling to(...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko: there are claims he has  failed to tackle graft and governs through backroom deals with cronies. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko’s reform record is under fresh scrutiny a month before he seeks re-election, after his country’s top court quashe(...)

Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban: his nationalist government in Budapest has doled out more than one million passports – with voting rights – to ethnic Hungarians in neighbouring states.  Photograph: Reuters/Bernadett Szabo

Ukraine has urged its ethnic Hungarian citizens to ignore “idiotic myths” about dangers to their safety amid a row between Budapest and Kiev that has (...)

Hungarian foreign minister Péter Szijjártó: Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin said he would discuss the citizenship issue with Mr Szijjártó in New York next week at the UN General Assembly. Photograph: Reuters/ Denis Balibouse

Budapest has warned Kiev that it will respond to any action that it takes over secretly recorded footage that seems to show people in western Ukraine (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian president Vladimir Putin at Schloss Meseberg palace. Photograph: Steffen Kugler/Bundesregierung via Getty Images

Russian president Vladimir Putin and German chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a gas pipeline (...)

Karpatalja squad members celebrate with the trophy after winning the alternative Conifa World   Cup on Saturday in London. Photograph: Robin Millard/AFP/Getty Images

An ethnic Hungarian team’s surprise victory in an alternative football World Cup has become the latest irritant in tetchy relations between Ukraine an(...)

 Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban (C), Serbian prime minister Aleksandar Vucic (R) and leader of the Alliance of Vojvodina Hungarians political party Istvan Pasztor (2L). Photograph: Szilard Koszticsak/EPA

Several times a day, a pair of ageing railway cars trundle across a bridge over the Tisza river between Hungary and Ukraine, through a border crossin(...)

Poland president Andrzej Duda: due to visit Ukraine this week to try to soothe strained relations. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

Warsaw and Kiev have condemned an apparent grenade attack on a Polish tourist bus in western Ukraine, days before Poland’s president Andrzej Duda is d(...)

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(...)

Hungarian minister for  foreign affairs and trade Peter Szijjarto (right) receives Ukrainian minister for foreign affairs Pavlo Klimkin in his office in Budapest, Hungary, today. Photograph: Zsolt Szigetvary/EPA

Ukraine has assured Hungary it has no intention of restricting minority rights with a new education law that prompted Budapest to call for a review of(...)

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