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Crisis in Ukraine

Pro-Moscow separatists in eastern Ukraine have escalated the political turmoil that threatens to tear the country apart

Kiev hints at Russia deal to free pilot

Savchenko sentenced last month to 22 years in Russian jail

Comment and analysis

Ukrainian Parliament Speaker and candidate for the office of prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, takes part in a parliament session in Kiev, on April 13, 2016. Ukraine's bickering parliament resumed horse-trading over the makeup of a new pro-EU government headed by the chamber's speaker Volodymyr Groysman that could be voted on the following day. / AFP PHOTO / GENYA SAVILOVGENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images ©AFP
The new government appears less pro-change than its predecessor
Protesters shout slogan "Free Savchenko!" and hold portraits of jailed female Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko during a rally in front of Russian embassy in Kiev on March 9, 2016. The placard reads : "Throw off the terrorist, tyrant and murderer !" Ukraine on March 9, 2016 demanded that Moscow "immediately" free Nadiya Savchenko, a hunger-striking military helicopter pilot on trial in Russia. / AFP / SERGEI SUPINSKYSERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images ©AFP
Russia should hand back Savchenko and withdraw from the Donbass
People hold up the Ukrainian flag as they form a human chain on a bridge acrossing the Dnieper River in Kiev, to mark the Day of Unity of Ukraine, on January 22, 2016. Ukraine marks the 97th anniversary of the unification of eastern and western Ukraine in 1919. / AFP / ANATOLII STEPANOV ©AFP
Abromavicius resignation lays bare the absence of fundamental reforms

Groysman takes over as Ukraine PM

Poroshenko associate secures position with support of oligarch-linked opposition

EY5JN2 Kiev, Ukraine. 21st July, 2015. Oleksandr Danylyuk (Alexander Danilyuk), president Poroshenko's envoy to Ukraine's cabinet of ministers, addresses a government meeting. © Mykhailo Palynchak/Press Office of the President of Ukraine/TASS/Alamy Live News

Groysman struggles to form Ukraine team

Tense talks continue but Danyliuk likely to be finance minister

Life goes on: apartment blocks being built near the Dnieper river in Kiev, Ukraine
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Conflict in Ukraine weighs on asset values

Prices are subdued but development continues away from Donbass

Groysman bid for Ukraine premiership on the edge

Row over cabinet appointments believed to have triggered crisis

Ukraine PM Yatseniuk resigns

Leader takes swipe at Poroshenko and ‘artificially created’ crisis

Ukraine disillusion focuses on Poroshenko

Street protests cap a difficult week for the president

Dutch vote on Ukraine tests EU sentiment

Referendum on trade deal becomes plebiscite on list of grievances

Ukraine Speaker in push to form coalition

Volodymyr Groysman seeking to win backing of other groups

Ukraine pilot faces Russian guilty verdict

Judge says murder was committed ‘out of hate’

Ukraine’s ‘Joan of Arc’ awaits murder verdict

Pilot on trial for strike that killed Russian reporters is hero at home

Ukraine’s reform hangs in the balance

Parliament has proved more recalcitrant than expected

Ukraine PM demands ‘back me or sack me’

Arseny Yatseniuk complains of constant attacks from within governing coalition

Ukraine coalition hangs by a thread

Tymoshenko faction withdraws from government after confidence vote

IMF warning sparks Ukraine reform pledge

Lagarde threat to halt $40bn aid package elicits swift response

Technocracy only hope for lasting reform in Ukraine

Ex-minister warns over ‘old forces’ undoing progress

Ukraine minister quits over blocked reforms

Abromavicius accuses president’s ally of thwarting anti-graft efforts

Hackers shut down Ukraine power grid

Russian group accused of power outage cyber attack

Russia sues Ukraine over $3bn debt

Move to recoup funds through English courts

Moscow suspends Ukraine free-trade zone

Putin blames Brussels for failure of talks on Kiev’s EU links

Beware Russian ally in Syria, says Ukraine

Putin accused of trying to weaken EU resolve with gas deal

Ukraine refuses to pay $3bn Russian bond

Decision sets stage for a protracted legal stand-off with Moscow

Saakashvili stirs up Ukraine politics

Former Georgia president strikes chord with corruption claims

Victory for Putin over $3bn Ukraine bond

Moscow ramps up economic pressure on Kiev

Putin suspends trade zone with Ukraine

Russian president acts in retaliation over Kiev’s deal with EU

Poland reaffirms commitment to Ukraine

Duda tells Kiev that separatist conflict in east remains priority

Ukraine-Russia trade war escalates

Gas supplies between the two neighbouring countries also halted

Russia denounces Kiev on Crimea blackout

Moscow threatens retaliation over failure to restore power

Ukraine blockades blacked-out Crimea

Kiev places embargo on all freight shipments

Blackout in Crimea after power line blasts

Reminder of annexed peninsula’s economic reliance on Ukraine