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South Korean soldiers take position during a search and arrest operation as troops standoff with a conscript soldier who shot and killed five comrades in Goseong. South Korean troops cornered a conscript soldier who killed five comrades near the heavily militarized border with North Korea, trying to negotiate a peaceful end to a manhunt that started two days’ ago with a grenade attack. Photograph: Hwang Gwang-mo/Yonhap/Reuters

A South Korean soldier who went on the run after allegedly killing five colleagues has been captured following an unsuccessful suicide attempt, milita(...)

Guards at Russian embassy stand near a car during a pro-Ukrainian protest in front of the Russian embassy in Kiev today after the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office confirmed 49 people were killed after separatists shot down an Ilyushin-76 transport plane of the Ukraine Air Force’s as it was approaching an airport in Luhansk. Photograph: Roman Pilpey/ EPA

Pro-Russian separatists shot down an army transport plane in east Ukraine today, killing 49 servicemen and dealing a blow to a military campaign to de(...)

A local woman looks at the damage in a destroyed cafe following the fighting between pro-Russian militants and the Ukrainian army in Semyonovka village, outside Slaviansk, Ukraine. Ukraine is confronting a separatist movement in the east and is to hold presidential elections on 25 May. Reuters: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

At least 11 Ukrainian troops were killed and about 30 others injured when pro-Russian insurgents attacked a military checkpoint, the deadliest raid in(...)

Ukrainian troops  at a checkpoint set on fire by departed pro-Russian separatists near Slaviansk today. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Russia’s defence minister has announced new military exercises along the Ukrainian border just hours after Ukrainian troops killed at least two pro(...)

A mural of the  map of Crimea filled in with the Russian national colours on a street in Moscow in recent days.  Photograph: Artur Bainozarov/Reuters

Nato is to meet today to seek ways to further ease tensions with Russia over Ukraine a day after President Vladimir Putin began withdrawing for(...)

Amphibious assault vehicles of the South Korean Marine Corps launch  smoke bombs as they move to land on shore during a joint US-South Korea military drill in Pohang today. Photograph: Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters

South Korea has returned artillery fire after North Korea lobbed shells over the two countries’ western sea border, pushing tensions to their h(...)

A Ukrainian serviceman (right, front) talks to armed men, believed to be Russian servicemen,  at a military airbase in the Crimean town of Belbek near Sevastopol. Photograph: Reuters

Nato’s top military commander said today Russia has a large force on Ukraine’s border and he is worried it could pose a threat to Moldova’s sep(...)

 Russian special force soldiers and Crimea’s self-defense units take up positions as they storm the last Ukrainian military base in Belbek today. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Russian troops smashed their way into a Ukrainian airbase in Crimea with armoured vehicles, automatic fire and stun grenades today, while Ukrai(...)

A woman and her child walk past soldiers without insignia as they stand guard outside a Ukrainian military base in Simferopol today. Photograph: Uriel Sinai/The New York Times.

A Ukrainian serviceman was killed today at a Ukrainian base that came under attack in Crimea’s main town Simferopol. (...)

A Russian flag behind an armed servicemen on top of a Russian army vehicle outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava today. Photograph: Baz Ratner/Reuters

Ukraine has asked Nato to look at all possible ways to help it protect its territorial integrity, foreign minister Sergei Deshchiritsya said to(...)

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