Crisis in Ukraine

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

EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

Call comes as violence in eastern Ukraine escalates

Comment and analysis

People hold a large Ukrainian flag as they form a human chain on the bridge across the Dnieper river in Kiev to mark the Day of Unityof Ukraine in Kiev on January 22, 2015. Ukraine marks on January 22, 2015 the 96th anniversary of the unification of eastern and western Ukraine in 1919. AFP PHOTO / GENYA SAVILOVGENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images ©AFP
US and allies should give weapons to prevent Putin’s aggression
Ukrainian servicemen climb onto their Armoured Personnel Carriers during a handing over ceremony of military equipment by the President Poroshenko to the Ukrainian forces near the city of Ghytomyr, some 140 km from Kiev, on January 5, 2014. The President of Ukraine and the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces Petro Poroshenko handed military units more than 150 pieces of military equipment and weapons manufactured or remanufactured by the military-industrial complex of Ukraine. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKYSERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images ©AFP
Putin has shown no interest in ending the conflict or finding a political solution, writes Ivo Daalder
Moscow can ease tensions by honouring its obligations
– FT View

Ukraine war hints at new Russian strategy

Opportunistic approach is giving way to fixed goals

Nato accuses Russia over Ukraine

As crisis worsens Putin calls Kiev’s army a ‘foreign legion’

IMF pressed to increase lending to Ukraine

Calls grow for fund to step up aid to prevent financial crisis

Obama threatens more Russia sanctions

Warning comes after attack by rebels on Ukrainian city of Mariupol

Ukraine separatists in deadly rocket attack

At least 30 civilians killed in strike on strategic port

Donetsk airport turns from trophy to ruin

War of attrition for symbolic and increasingly strategic frontline intensifies

EU hawks blast call to ease Russia stance

Ministers attack paper exploring potential rapprochement over Ukraine

US offers Kiev fresh financial support

Violence flares as hopes for diplomatic breakthrough fade

Violence flares in eastern Ukraine

Upsurge comes as foreign ministers prepare to meet

Ukraine’s Poles pray for Warsaw rescue

Plight of Polish in war-torn eastern Ukraine has become an emotive political issue

Juncker proposes €1.8bn Ukraine aid

EU Commission president makes offer as IMF begins bailout talks

Soros: Save Ukraine to counter Russia

West told to back up sanctions with $50bn support for Kiev

Hackers attack German government sites

Ukraine separatist group CyberBerkut blocks Merkel website

Kiev and rebels swap prisoners

Talks aimed at full ceasefire are called off

Ukraine moves closer to Nato bid

Parliament’s vote to scrap ‘nonaligned’ status angers Moscow

EU resists Ukraine’s plea to find funding

Assistance sought from governments to avoid a possible default

Ukraine needs injection of tough love

West should make support dependent on corruption being ended

IMF warns Ukraine bailout faces collapse

Shortfall of $15bn needed within weeks

Merkel accuses Putin of ‘creating problems’

German concern over Russian actions beyond Ukraine

Nato seeks weapons to counter Russia’s information war

Alliance fears persuasive power of Kremlin argument

Hollande meets Putin in Moscow

French president makes unexpected stopover to discuss Ukraine crisis

Ukraine’s solvency under renewed threat

Government borrowing costs hit record high

Merkel offers Russia trade olive branch

German chancellor aims to ease tensions with more talks

Shadow trading signals financial crisis in Ukraine

Calls for bailout to avert economic meltdown

Biden balks at heavy weapons for Ukraine

Russian build-up in the east intensifies US calls for arms to Kiev

Naftogaz warns of gas cuts to east Ukraine

State-run company says it stands to lose almost $1bn over a year

Under-fire Putin in early exit from G20

Russian president departs before final communiqué

Putin berates Kiev for cutting services

Russian leader says move amounts to ‘economic blockade’

Cameron warns Putin to pull back in Ukraine

UK prime minister threatens further sanctions unless Russia pulls back