A  relative cries at the memorial for those killed during the so-called Euromaidan revolution, at a ceremony in Kiev on Monday to mark its third anniversary. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of Ukrainians gathered in their capital Kiev on Monday to mark three years since the start of the so-called Euromaidan revolution, despite w(...)

Mikheil Saakashvili, former governor of the Odessa region,  describes Ukraine’s political elite as “corrupt filth”. Photograph: Roman Pilipey/EPA

November can be a stormy month in Ukraine. It was in 2004 when hundreds of thousands of people filled Maidan square in central Kiev to overturn the f(...)

File photograph of former Georgian president  Mikhail Saakashvili. Mr Saakashvili has resigned as governor of Ukraine’s Odessa region. File photograph: Sergei Poliakov/AP Photo

Mikheil Saakashvili tendered his resignation as governor of Ukraine’s southern Odessa region on Monday, accusing president Petro Poroshenko of cynical(...)

Dollars and Ukrainian hryvhia banknotes: Roman Nasirov, who leads Ukraine’s tax service, declared several Kiev apartments and cash holdings with his wife of almost €2 million. His official salary for 2015, the Kyiv Post reports, was about €1,300. Photograph: Valentyn Ogirenko/Reuters

Many Ukrainian politicians are under pressure to account for their vast and unexplained wealth, after a new western-backed law to boost transparency a(...)

 Yevgeny Zhilin: rose to prominence during Ukraine’s pro-western revolution when the former police officer used his fight club and other businesses as the basis for a pro-Russian militia in his home city of Kharkiv. Photograph: Sergiy Bobok/AFP/Getty Images

A prominent militant who backed the pro-Russian insurgency in eastern Ukraine has been shot dead in a restaurant in an exclusive suburb of Moscow. W(...)

The only queues at the shell-scarred Donbass Arena are for food parcels from a charity run by  Rinat Akhmetov (above), but now he is persona non grata in his hometown, and accused of seeking personal gain when he should have been saving Ukraine from war. File photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Four summers ago, football fans from across the continent were heading for Donetsk for a semi-final of Euro 2012. The match would be a sporting celeb(...)

Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko arrives  to a hero’s welcome at Boryspil International airport outside Kiev. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

Ukrainian servicewoman Nadiya Savchenko was heading home on a plane from Russian captivity on Wednesday, part of an exchange for two Russians detained(...)

People release white doves  in memory of those who died in a fire at a trade union building two years ago. Photograph: Anatolii Stepanov/AFP/Getty Images

Scuffles, arrests, a bomb scare and high security overshadowed events in the Ukrainian city of Odessa yesterday to mark two years since vicious street(...)

A protester smashing a statue in Kiev back in December 2013. Photograph: Anatoli Boiko/AFP/Getty

In the end, no one tried to save Iron Felix. The head and shoulders of a statue to Felix Dzerzhinsky, founder of the Bolshevik secret police that bec(...)

A ceremony in Lviv to remember people who were killed in the city during protests in 2014. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

For centuries Lviv was a great city of Poland and the Habsburg Empire. Today it remains a quintessentially central European place, from its ramshackle(...)

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