US president  Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin will hold talks next Wednesday in Geneva. Photograph: Jim Watson, Grigory Dukor/AFP via Getty Images

Russia has said it expects no major breakthrough in next week’s summit with the United States, and warned that its president Vladimir Putin will not t(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy greets US secretary of state Antony Blinken in Kiev. Photograph: EPA

The United States has said it may give additional security assistance to Ukraine to help it combat “reckless and aggressive” behaviour from Russia, an(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov. Photograph: YURI Kochetkov/Pool/AFP via Getty

Bulgarian prosecutors suspect Russian involvement in a string of arms depot explosions that they say destroyed ammunition bound for Ukraine and Georgi(...)

Polish prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki: called a  video conference with his Czech, Slovak and Hungarian counterparts to discuss the diplomatic  dispute, and Russia’s recent build-up of troops near Ukraine. Photograph: Wojciech Olkusnik

Central European states have closed ranks around the Czech Republic in its row with Russia over alleged spying and sabotage, as Moscow and EU and Nato(...)

This handout picture released by the Russian defence ministry shows  forces taking part in a military drill along the Opuk training ground not far from the town of Kerch, on the Kerch Peninsula in the east of the Crimea. Photograph: Vadim Savitsky/Russian Defence Ministry/AFP via Getty

Ukraine has welcomed Moscow’s decision to end war games close to its borders and in occupied Crimea and return thousands of Russian troops to base, in(...)

A Ukrainian serviceman patrols near the frontline with Russia backed separatists near small city of Marinka, Donetsk region on Monday. Photograph: STR/AFP via Getty Images

Kiev and Washington say Russia’s current troop build-up near Ukraine is the biggest since 2014, when the Kremlin annexed Crimea and sent fighters and (...)

Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy visits the eastern Ukrainian conflict zone: Some claim his adoption of a tougher line towards Donbas is a bid to boost his sagging ratings. Photograph: Presidential Press Service

The Kremlin has warned Ukraine that all-out war in its eastern Donbas region would be the “beginning of the end” for the country and that Russia would(...)

Nato secretary general Jens Stoltenberg, who spoke to Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, in relation to its membership action plan. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Ukraine has said closer co-operation with Nato is its only way to stop aggression from Moscow, as Russia warned against such a move and launched natio(...)

More than 14,000 people have been killed in fighting in Donbas since 2014. File photograph: Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Germany and France have joined a growing chorus of international concern over the latest surge in tension between Kiev and Moscow, amid claims that Ru(...)

Members and supporters of right-wing parties hold placards  during a rally under the motto ‘Stop collaborationism’ held outside   President Volodymyr Zelenskiy office in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP

The United States has welcomed Ukraine’s imposition of sanctions on wealthy politician and businessman Viktor Medvedchuk, Russian president Vladimir P(...)

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