Petro Poroshenko

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Father Mikhail at St Michael’s monastery in central Kiev,  which served as a refuge and hospital for protesters during the 2013-14 Maidan revolution. On February 20th, 2014, the bodies of demonstrators shot dead by the police were brought there

St Michael’s monastery in Kiev stands on high ground between the Dnieper river and Maidan square, and its blue-and-white walls and golden domes are be(...)

 Vladyslav Manger, the head of the Kherson Regional Council, in court in  Kiev, Ukraine, yesterday. Photograph:  Stas Kozlyuk/EPA

A senior Ukrainian regional official has appeared in court over the murder of activist Kateryna Handziuk, seven months after attackers doused her with(...)

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko takes a selfie with students in Kiev after saying he will run again in the next election in March. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has announced that he will run for re-election in March, to keep pursuing integration with the West while resisti(...)

Three  judges of Obolon District Court announce a sentence for  former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, in Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko

A Kiev court has found former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich guilty of treason and sentenced him in absentia to 13 years in jail, for his role (...)

Metropolitan Epifaniy  (second from left), participates in Christmas liturgy with Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko (fourth from right) at St Sophia’s cathedral in Kiev on Monday. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has urged the entire Orthodox world to recognise his country’s new church, as Russia’s spiritual leader denounce(...)

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (L) stands together with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (C) and Metropolitan Epiphanius, the head of the independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church (R). Photograph: Ozan Kose/AFP

The spiritual head of Orthodox Christians worldwide formally granted independence to the Ukrainian church on Saturday, marking an historic split from (...)

A worshiper enters the basement of the Church of the Archangel Michael in Rivne, Ukraine, where the Moscow-led Orthodox branch holds services. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/New York Times

The new Ukrainian Orthodox Church expects to receive formal recognition this weekend of its independence from Moscow, despite fierce opposition from R(...)

Newly elected Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine  Epifaniy Sergiy Dumenko conducts the first liturgy since the creation of a new Ukrainian church independent from Russia in the Saint Michaels Golden-Domed Cathedral in Kiev on December 16th, 2018. Photograph:  Genya Savilov

Kiev has hailed the foundation of a new Ukrainian Orthodox Church as a historic moment in the nation’s struggle to end centuries of Russian domination(...)

Ukrainians loyal to the Moscow Patriarchate of the Orthodox Church held prayers outside parliament in Kiev on Friday. Photograph: Dan McLaughlin

As snow fell steadily on Mariinsky Park outside Ukraine’s parliament on Friday, Kiev police kept a watchful eye on a benign-looking crowd gathered at (...)

Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg called on Russia to immediately release the Ukrainian sailors and ships it had seized. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Nato has accused Russia of seeking to establish total control over the Sea of Azov, which three Ukrainian naval boats were trying to enter late last m(...)

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