Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili speaks  to his supporters as they camp out outside parliament demanding the resignation of the Ukrainian president, in Kiev, Ukraine, on  Wednesday. Photograph: Evgeniy Maloletka/AP

Ukraine’s law enforcers were locked in a standoff with fugitive former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili on Wednesday and faced mounting question(...)

Former Georgian  president Mikheil Saakashvili flashes a victory sign after he was freed by his supporters in Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili was detained on a Kiev rooftop and then freed from a police van by supporters on Tuesday, as Ukraine’s (...)

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort leaves the US District Court after pleading not guilty following his indictment on federal charges including conspiracy against the United States. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty Images

The Russian investigation which has overshadowed Donald Trump’s presidency took a sensational turn on Monday as two former Trump aides were charged wi(...)

Former Trump 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former campaign official Rick Gates appear in front of US Magistrate Deborah A Robinson in US Federal Court. Photograph: Bill Hennessey/Reuters

The indictment of three men associated with the Trump campaign marks an extraordinary development in the ongoing investigation into Russian interferen(...)

Police collect evidence at the site of the murder of Denis Voronenkov, last March, in Kiev. Photograph: Ivan Kovalenko/Kommersant via Getty Images

Ukrainian prosecutors say former Russian deputy Denis Voronenkov was shot dead in Kiev in March on the orders of his wife’s ex-partner, who they alleg(...)

Yaroslav Honchar, who as a volunteer battled Russian-led militia in eastern Ukraine and helped make drones for government forces, is now part of Nato-mentored efforts to modernise the way his country’s military fights. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

On May 9th, 2014, in the chaotic early days of the war in eastern Ukraine, pro-Russian gunmen seized the first two floors of police headquarters in t(...)

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s then campaign chairman, at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in  July 2016. For nearly a decade Manafort was an adviser to the Regions Party, which was led by pro-Moscow Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich. Photograph: Sam Hodgson/New York Times

When Donald Trump became US president and declared his still-puzzling desire to forge an alliance with Russia, it seemed he might try to ignore Ukrain(...)

Ruslana delivers her winning performance in the  2004 Eurovision Song Contest in Istanbul. Photograph: Photograph: Murad Sezer/AP

In its preview of the 2004 Eurovision song contest, The Irish Times described Ukraine’s Ruslana as a “Catherine Zeta-Jones lookalike in Xena Warrior P(...)

Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovich (left) with Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin in Kiev in 2010. Photograph:  Gleb Garanich/AFP/Getty Images

Ukrainian prosecutors have said they will seek a life sentence for former president Viktor Yanukovich, who went on trial in absentia for treason on T(...)

A girl jumps over flowers near a decorative Eurovision song contest logo on Maidan square in Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Maidan square in the heart of Kiev is Ukraine’s most famous meeting place. Countless Kiyani and visitors to their city come here to stroll, have a co(...)

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