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Nadiya Savchenko embraces a supporter after being detained on charges of planning a military-style coup, in Kiev on Thursday. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Ukrainian deputy Nadiya Savchenko has been detained for allegedly plotting to kill the nation’s leaders in a Moscow-backed coup, less than two years a(...)

Nadezhda Savchenko says accusations that she plotted to blow up Kiev’s parliament and massacre its deputies are politically motivated. Photograph: Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Less than two years after Nadezhda Savchenko returned from a Russian prison to a hero’s welcome, the ex-military pilot dubbed “Ukraine’s Joan of Arc” (...)

 Former Georgian president and ex-Odessa governor Mikheil Saakashvili with  supporters during Sunday’s  rally in  Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph:  EPA/Sergey Dolzhenko

Protesters tussled with police in central Kiev on Sunday, as thousands of people joined a rally led by former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili a(...)

Supporters of former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili gather near a temporary detention facility where he is being held in custody in Kiev. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Thousands of Ukrainians marched through a snowy Kiev on Sunday to protest against the country’s ruling elite, its failure to fight corruption, and the(...)

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 (...)

Protesters  in central Kiev on Sunday demand swifter political change and an end to corruption. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine’s prosecutor General Yuri Lutsenko has accused anti-corruption investigators of acting illegally, including through collaboration with the FBI(...)

A man shakes hands with former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili as he sits in a tent during a protest against Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko in Kiev on Sunday. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Ukrainian prosecutor general Yuri Lutsenko has accused former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili of plotting a coup in Ukraine and said Kiev has reje(...)

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(...)

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili’s pending asylum application prevents Ukraine extraditing to him to Georgia. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili has requested political asylum in Ukraine, having forced his way back into the country after being strippe(...)

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