A powerful explosion is seen in the ammunition depot at a military base in Kalynivka, west of Kiev, Ukraine, early on  September 27th, 2017.  Photograph: Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo

Ukrainian officials have removed tens of thousands of residents after a fire and ammunition explosions at a military base. The Interior Ministry said(...)

Hungary’s Peter Szijjarto attends an informal meeting of European Union ministers of foreign affairs in Tallinn, Estonia.  Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

Hungary and Russia have lambasted Kiev over a new education law they say will deprive Ukraine’s ethnic minorities of the right to study in their own (...)

The Lviv garbage crisis might be over but it could yet taint the political future of the city’s mayor, Andriy Sadovyi.  Photograph: Pavlo Palamarchuk/Reuters

The stench of a long-running garbage crisis may finally be fading from the streets of Lviv, the picturesque capital of western Ukraine, but it could y(...)

British advertising giant WPP said it was assessing the situation. Photograph: Benjamin Fathers /AFP/Getty

A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia’s biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian(...)

 Leo Varadkar  will be of three EU leaders under the age of 40. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Leo Varadkar (38) will be the youngest serving EU leader and one of the youngest prime ministers in the world when he becomes Taoiseach in 10 days tim(...)

The Israeli settlement of Maale Edumim. The leader of the right-wing Jewish Home party  said it will introduce a Bill for Israel to annex the major West Bank settlement blocs. Photograph: Reuters/Amir Cohen

Israel has launched an unprecedented diplomatic offensive against both the outgoing administration of US president Barack Obama and those countries w(...)

Dollars and Ukrainian hryvhia banknotes: Roman Nasirov, who leads Ukraine’s tax service, declared several Kiev apartments and cash holdings with his wife of almost €2 million. His official salary for 2015, the Kyiv Post reports, was about €1,300. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Many Ukrainian politicians are under pressure to account for their vast and unexplained wealth, after a new western-backed law to boost transparency a(...)

A statuette in front of a burned residential building after a fire in the village of Litochky near Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Seventeen people have been killed after a fire broke out in a residential building housing elderly people in a village near Kiev, Ukraine’s state emer(...)

Ukrainians light candles at the memorial for ‘liquidators’ who died during cleaning up works after the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster, during a ceremony in Slavutich city, some 190km north of the capital Kiev on Tuesday. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

Ukraine held memorial services on Tuesday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which permanently poisoned swathes of easte(...)

Volodymyr Groysman:  his expected appointment as prime minister would foster greater cohesion between president and government, but also raise fears of an unhealthy concentration of power. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s parliament may vote to appoint a new prime minister on Tuesday, as it seeks to end a period of political paralysis amid rising public discon(...)