Viktor Shokin

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A Ukrainian man places flowers at a memorial to activists who were killed at Maidan Square during the 2014 anti-government protests in Kiev. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

The last time Olena Lysak spoke to her uncle, on January 22nd, 2014, she asked why he would not come home to western Ukraine from a huge anti-governme(...)

US president Donald Trump with ghis then newly-appointed national security adviser John Bolton in April, 2018. Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump’s lawyers were set to wrap up their opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial on Tuesday, as senators debate whether to call witn(...)

Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York, arrives with his associate Lev Parnas before a state funeral service for former US president George HW Bush at the National Cathedral in Washington in December 2018.  Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

On a warm summer evening last year, Lev Parnas stepped aboard a private cruise around New York Harbour for a gathering of some of Rudy Giuliani’s clos(...)

Rudy Giuliani,  US president Donald Trump’s personal attorney, meets with Ukrainian lawmaker Adriii Derkach in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Thursday. Photograph: Adriii Derkach’s press office via AP

US president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was in Kiev on Thursday to pursue what he called efforts to protect his client from impeac(...)

Lt Col Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the US National Security Council, arriving to speak with House impeachment investigators on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

Lt Col Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert on the National Security Council, told House of Representatives impeachment investigators on Tuesday (...)

Hunter Biden pictured with his father, Democratic US presidential hopeful in 2020, Joe Biden. File photograph: Getty

Hunter Biden is stepping down from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company and promising to forego all foreign work if his father, forme(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks with journalists at Kiev Food Market. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has insisted there was “no blackmail” by Donald Trump during the phone call that has triggered an impeachment (...)

Democratic presidential candidate and former US vice-president Joe Biden: his rivals for the nomination do not want to evoke public sympathy for him. Photograph: Ethan Miller/Getty

As Democrats proceed with their impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, the controversy has drawn in another senior political figure. Former (...)

Former Ukrainian prosecutor general Viktor Shokin is going to court to try to win back his old job. Photograph: NurPhoto/Getty Images

The former Ukrainian prosecutor general at the heart of a scandal that has prompted a bid to impeach US president Donald Trump is going to court to tr(...)

US president Donald Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a meeting in New York on Wednesday evening. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Why is Donald Trump facing an impeachment inquiry over Ukraine? Democrats launched impeachment proceedings over allegations that centre on a phone co(...)

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