Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko watching testing  last month at a missile complex in the Kherson region. Photograph:  Reuters

The Ukrainian military plans to start training with powerful US anti-tank missiles on Wednesday following the long-awaited delivery of weapons that Ru(...)

US secretary of defense Ash Carter (second right) with members of his delegation prior to a meeting on Thursday at Nato headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AFP/Getty Images

Nato has urged Russia to withdraw its troops and armour from Ukraine and accused it of “massive militarisation” around the fringes of Europe, as the (...)

Fire is extinguished at shops destroyed by shelling on  the outskirts of Donetsk, Ukraine, on  June 3rd,  2015. Photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists on Wednesday fought their first serious battles in months and Ukraine’s defence minister said an attempt (...)

Russian Ambassador to Ukraine Mikhail Zurabov arrives for Ukraine peace talks at the presidential residence in Minsk, Belarus. Photograph: Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Thirteen Ukrainian soldiers and ten civilians have been killed in the past 24 hours in east Ukraine, Kiev authorities said, after the collapse of peac(...)

Armed people and military trucks are seen near a checkpoint outside a building on the territory controlled by the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, November 12, 2014. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Ukraine said on Wednesday it was redeploying troops in the east because of fears that separatists will launch a new military offensive, despite Russia(...)

Smoke rises near the traffic control tower of the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport damaged by shelling during fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, today. Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Nato has said it saw columns of Russian troops and military equipment entering Ukraine this week, supporting allegations by Kiev that the nation’s eas(...)

Relatives and friends mourn 21-year-old nurse Yulia Izotova at her funeral in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine. Witnesses say Izotova was killed by shots from a Ukrainian military column on the road from Slaviansk to Kramatorsk, joining a small but gradually growing list of dead in a month-old uprising. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Intensifying gun battles in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels have killed several people and injured dozens, as Russia w(...)