German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle (right) and his Ukrainian counterpart Leonid Kozhara in Kiev. Mr Westerwelle warned yesterday that time is  running out for Ukraine to be ready to sign landmark deals with the EU next month.  Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukraine’s president, Viktor Yanukovych, has said he intends to resolve the controversial case of jailed former premier Yulia Tymoshenko soon, as top E(...)

Yulia Tymoshenko photographed in June 2011: the former prime minister said she would accept the offer to “ease the situation ahead of the Eastern Partnership summit, for the sake of a successful Vilnius and a successful Ukraine, for the sake of a historic and crucial agreement with the EU”. Photograph: /Sergei Chuzavkov/AP Photo

European leaders are increasing pressure on Ukraine to release its former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko from jail, ahead of a major summit at which (...)

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko:  trade agreements between Ukraine and the EU hinge on whether president Viktor Yanukovich can bring himself to release her. Photograph: Sergei Chuzavkov/AP

The European Union has warned Ukraine that it will not be offered landmark political and trade deals later this year unless former prime minister Yuli(...)

Riot police attempt to prevent supporters of the Ukrainian opposition from attacking supporters of President Viktor Yanukovich and the pro-presidential Party of the Regions during a rally in Kiev on Saturday. Photograph: Alexander Perevoznik/Reuters

Opponents and followers of Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovich scuffled as both sides held large rallies in the capital, Kiev, on Saturday, p(...)

Ukraine's former interior minister Yuri Lutsenko leaves prison yesterday in Makoshino

Ukraine’s president Viktor Yanukovich has pardoned two allies of jailed former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko, drawing cautious praise from th(...)

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