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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

Ukraine’s ‘frozen’ conflict still flaring

Lower-level violence marks carving out of rebel enclave

Comment and analysis

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Russia’s president is hostage to his own belligerent posture
– Lilia Shevtsova
SNIZHNE, UKRAINE - JULY 23: A woman walks past an apartment building damaged rocket fire on July 23, 2014 in Snizhne, Ukraine. Rockets struck the town of Snizhne, a major rebel stronghold, on the morning of July 15 killing 11 people in an attack blamed on Ukraine's air force but denied by Ukrainian sources. Two Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down by pro-Russian separatists in the east of the country on Wednesday. The security situation is continuing to affect the investigation into the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 crash. Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when it crashed killing all 298 on board including 80 children. The aircraft was allegedly shot down by a missile and investigations continue over the perpetrators of the attack. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images) ©Getty
The war cannot be won and more weapons will only prolong the torment
– Eugene Rumer
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The west failed to offer the support needed, focusing rather on who would pay Soviet debt
– Martin Wolf

Putin demands EU-Ukraine pact rewrite

Moscow is determined to stop Kiev moving closer to European organisations

Kiev agrees buffer zone with eastern rebels

Ukraine and separatists agree extra measures to ensure ceasefire

Poroshenko urges US to arm Ukraine

Ukraine president warns non-lethal aid not enough to turn tide

Sanctions see Russia’s hardmen rise

Sistema arrest case leaves business leaders afraid

Russia targets western businesses

Moscow reacts to sanctions imposed by US and EU

EU and Ukraine ratify trade agreement

Russia simmers as Kiev boosts war-torn east

Violence puts pressure on Ukraine truce

Rebels deny Kiev forces’ claim that they are only fending off attacks

‘War’ and ‘peace’ factions split Ukraine

Poroshenko and Yatseniuk divided as election looms

Ukraine vows to protect delayed EU pact

Trade measures set to come into force by 2016

US targets Gazprom in new sanctions

White House expands measures against Kremlin

How Russia forced Ukraine into ceasefire

Thousands of soldiers crossed the border to push Kiev forces back

Russian authorities raid Ikea office

Timing of move suspected to be linked to sanctions

Finland denies blocking Russia sanctions

PM says Helsinki wanted to see if Ukraine ceasefire would hold

Russia to deter gas re-exports to Ukraine

Supply threat as EU agrees further sanctions

Shells rattle fragile Ukraine ceasefire

Artillery fire in Mariupol is first apparent violation of ceasefire

Ukraine and rebels agree ceasefire

Nato leaders are ‘hopeful but also sceptical’ says Obama

Russians pull together amid sanctions

Country unfazed by latest round of measures

Kiev signals readiness to agree ceasefire

Pro-Russian rebels to discuss peace strategy at Minsk talks

France links warship delivery to peace deal

Paris says no decision has been taken to annul contract

Ukraine conflict derails planned PE fund

DMC Partners abandons fundraising

France halts delivery of warship to Russia

Move comes as Putin lays out plan for Ukraine ceasefire

Putin and Poroshenko weigh ceasefire

Putin turning the screw has left both sides seeking a deal

Ukraine crisis dominates CEE forum

Economic worries mount in central Europe

Russian hostility to test Nato’s resolve

Western alliance likely to seek to flex its military muscle

Western states debate arming Ukraine

Democrats press Obama as he departs for Nato summit

IMF warns Ukraine on cost of crisis

Conflict may force Kiev to require $19bn more in bailout funds

Nato wants brigade-size reaction force

Plan to have 4,000 allied troops ready ‘at very short notice’

Ukraine signals de facto war with Moscow

Army abandons its defence of Lugansk airport

Kiev accuses Russia of ‘direct aggression’

President vows to shake up Ukraine’s military leadership

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