Crisis in Ukraine

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

Demoralised troops lose faith in Kiev

Echoes broader ebbing of public support for political leaders

Comment and analysis

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pool photo Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia. Putin says the United States is meddling in FIFA's affairs in an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country. Putin said in televised comments Thursday, May 28, 2015, that it is "odd" that the probe was launched at the request of U.S. officials for crimes which do not involve its citizens and did not happen in the United States. (Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) ©AP
Moscow is not a rising revolutionary force but one seeking to restore power, writes Thomas Graham
– Thomas Graham
America’s diplomatic approach to Moscow is justified
– FT View
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin before a bilateral meeting at the presidential residence of Bocharov Ruchey in Sochi, Russia May 12, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts ©Reuters
If solutions are to be found the two sides must sit down and talk seriously, writes Fiona Hill
– Fiona Hill
Photo 1: Oleg Melnikov with fellow members of his battalion in east Ukraine last summer Photo courtesy of Oleg Melnikov

Return of Ukraine fighters alarms Russia

Moscow authorities anxious over volunteers heading home

Explainer: Ukraine’s debt crisis

Default fears rise as repayments are due and reserves shrink

Ukraine showdown with creditors comes to head

Kiev faces decision to pay up or default on $70bn debt

Ukraine creditor talks extended

Country could default this week if no agreement is reached

Ukraine closer to giving regions self-rule

Fears remain for Minsk peace accord as fighting flares

EU agrees to extend Russia sanctions

Persistent violations of Minsk accord harden resolve in Brussels

EU’s Russia sanctions fail to dent oil deals

ENI, Statoil and BP among groups continuing joint venture work

US considers storing weapons in East Europe

Move seen as commitment to newer members of Nato

Ukraine’s debt deadline looms

Talks stall with both sides accusing the other of intransigence

Ukraine warns of debt moratorium

Kiev puts pressure on creditors to agree restructuring

Poll reveals public split on Ukraine

Study shows limited tolerance for military escalation

Putin warned of fresh Ukraine sanctions

G7 leaders close ranks to voice concerns after surge in violence

A snapshot of life in Ukraine’s grey zone

A year of war in Donetsk is exerting a terrible cost on residents

Fresh fighting erupts around Donetsk

One of bloodiest battles since fragile Ukraine ceasefire

War in east ravages Ukraine’s economy

Silent coal mine symbolises the scale of the challenge

Ukraine leader tells EU not to fear Russia

Summit marked by caution over integration with eastern neighbours

US muscles in behind Ukraine peace deal

Nuland in talks with Russia on ceasefire and political settlement

Nemtsov report says 220 Russian troops died in Ukraine

Data collated by murdered politician put war cost at Rbs53bn

Ukraine poised to ban Soviet symbols

Critics fear laws could lead to censorship

Ukraine takes first step to avoid default

Deal on Ukreximbank bond raises hopes for broader deal

The real threat to Europe lies in Ukraine

A failed state or further annexation would dwarf Grexit fears

Germany urges Ukraine to fulfil ceasefire

EU leaders highlight fears of renewed Russian aggression

Ukraine launches oligarch clampdown

Critics warn against handing assets to another set of tycoons

Russia and US trade claims over Ukraine

Tensions rise after reports of separatist moves on export hub

Security tightened after Kiev shootings

Moscow accused of spreading ‘terror and hysteria’ by Kiev

Ukraine looks to foreign-born reformists

Kiev pins hopes on overseas talent to fight recession and graft

Ukraine sets its sights on national recovery

Russian obstruction must not deter economic and state reform

Ukraine’s debt haircut showdown looms

Foreign bondholders wait to see what Russia decides to do

An oligarch brought to heel

Kiev acts on fears that Igor Kolomoisky amassed too much power as a regional governor