Newly released Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov hugs his daughter Alina after he disembarked from a plane in Kiev  at the weekend. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Russia and Ukraine have hailed the exchange of 70 prisoners as a step towards the possible resolution of their five-year conflict, as France said it w(...)

Vladimir Tsemakh, a Ukrainian man suspected of involvement in the downing of flight MH17 has been released from custody in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

A long-awaited prisoner swap between Russia and Ukraine should take place in the near future, Russian president Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday, (...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy applauds after the Ukrainian parliament voted to strip themselves of immunity from prosecution, in Kiev. Photograph: Stepan Franko/EPA

Ukraine’s parliament has voted to strip deputies of immunity from prosecution, striking a first major blow for new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy and h(...)