Polish president Andrzej Duda and Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. Photograph: Janek Skarzynski/AFP/Getty Images

The presidents of Ukraine and Poland have pledged to overcome bitter historical disputes and strengthen their strategic partnership, which both see a(...)

Ukrainian nationalists march during a rally in Kiev held to mark the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

On Sunday, Sergey Ignatovsky will vote in Ukraine’s snap general election, and put his faith in pro-western politicians to lead his country to vict(...)

 Russia’s president Vladimir Putin speaks at a media forum, organised by his electoral block the Peoples’ Front,  in St Petersburg on  April 24th, two days after he awarded medals to 300 journalists  for their Kremlin-friendly coverage. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentiev/EPA/Ria Novosti

Russian president Vladimir Putin secretly gave prestigious awards to pro-Kremlin journalists for their “objective coverage” of the events leading up(...)

Anti-government protesters rest at the barricades in Kiev this week. Rallies on Kiev’s Independence Square, or Maidan, have attracted people from many countries, including Russia. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

An uneasy truce has held across Kiev’s barricades for almost three weeks, but allies and enemies of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich have (...)