Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Ukraine’s president. Photograph: Alexey Furman/Bloomberg

Ukraine has marked the sixth anniversary of the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea amid growing criticism of how the country’s president, Volodymyr Zelens(...)

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy: there are claims his new government includes those with links to oligarchs and the political old guard the revolution sought to remove.  Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko

Ukraine’s new government has pledged to accelerate western-backed reforms begun by its predecessor, which was dismissed along with Kiev’s prosecutor g(...)

Newly appointed Ukrainian prime minister Denis Shmygal is seen during an extraordinary session of parliament in Kiev. Photograph: Sergei Supinksy/AFP via Getty Images

Ukraine’s parliament has approved a new prime minister at the request of president Volodymyr Zelenskiy, as the former comedian tries to accelerate ref(...)

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(...)

Ukrainian servicemen at a position on the front line with Russia-backed separatists near the village of Zhelobok, Lugansk region, January 18th. Photograph: Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has pledged to keep pursuing a peace deal with Russia, despite a deadly flare-up in fighting between governmen(...)

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Photograph: Ints Kalnins/Reuters

In his first New Year’s Eve address as the president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy urged his compatriots to make unity their “national idea” in 2020(...)

Ukraine’s foreign minister Vadym Prystaiko: “We not only demand that Iran admits its guilt but immediately hands over the black boxes to us, and also resolves the question of compensation to victims of the dead and, ultimately, even for the plane that they destroyed.” Photograph: Martin Divisek

Five countries whose citizens were among 176 people killed when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner last month have urged it to release the plane’s fl(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelenskiy: Mr Pompeo dismissed a question over whether the Ukrainian leader had to do something for Donald Trump to secure his  White House invitation. Photograph: Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy has insisted that relations between Kiev and Washington are stronger than ever despite his country’s central r(...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo arrives at Downing Street ahead of a meeting with UK prime minister Boris Johnson in London on Thursday. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

Ukrainian leaders are due to meet US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Friday for talks that will be overshadowed by the impeachment trial of presiden(...)

Serhiy Svyrydenko left Donetsk when war began in eastern Ukraine in 2014, and set up his cheese and meat business Cossack Farm about 30km from the frontline. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

The Donbas region of eastern Ukraine has long been known as a gritty rust belt of mines and metal plants, and since 2014 as a land divided by fighting(...)

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