Crisis in Ukraine

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

Naftogaz warns of gas cuts to east Ukraine

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

Comment and analysis

Minsk deal threatened by calls to scrap special status for regions under Russia-backed rebels
– Neil Buckley
Men walk with flags of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic during a rally on Lenin Square in the center of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 19, 2014. A rally was organized to mark the Day of Flag of the Donetsk People's Republic. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (UKRAINE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS) ©Reuters
Elections mark a break with the country’s old, discredited politics
– Editorial
Balance of power shifts between dominant pro-EU parties
– Neil Buckley and Roman Olearchyk

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

Russian build-up sparks guessing game

Debate over Moscow’s aims in Ukraine follows military movements

Russian aggression revives sanctions talk

Mounting evidence of intervention in Ukraine strengthens EU stance

Moscow ‘helping rebels form viable state’

Nato chief Breedlove says Russian columns seen entering Ukraine

Heavy shelling renews Ukraine war fears

Russia accused of supplying rebels with heavy weaponry

Gorbachev warns of new cold war

Former Soviet leader warns trust between Russia and west has collapsed

Poroshenko calls for poll to be annulled

President to send reinforcements to eastern cities

Moscow cracks down on Crimea’s Tatars

Memories of Stalin-era flare after Russian annexation

Moscow recognises Ukraine separatist vote

EU’s foreign policy chief calls polls ‘a new obstacle’

Voting held in rebel regions of Ukraine

Results suggested by exit polls could spark fresh diplomatic showdown

Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Agreement forestalls potential winter energy crisis for Europe

Russia and Ukraine close to gas deal

EU-brokered agreement would end months-long standoff

Polls cement Ukraine’s shift to west

Elections further strain national fabric of war-torn country

Ukraine elections mark generational shift

Young hopefuls emerge from crisis-torn country

Rightwing muscles in on Ukraine election

Concerns rise about xenophobic candidates

Zakharchenko stumps for votes in Donetsk

Separatist leader seeks mandate in contest lacking credible rivals

Sikorski at centre of storm over Ukraine

Former Polish minister’s comments trigger political controversy

Marshall’s grand plan applies to Ukraine

The west will have to co-operate to stop Putin and should do so now

Drinks with Russian soldiers in Lugansk

Vodka and Celine Dion in the Weeping Willow in eastern Ukraine

Russia slaps conditions on Ukraine gas

Fears energy stand-off could hit winter supplies to Europe

Russia widens crackdown on McDonald’s

Moscow launches 200 probes of fast-food chain

Putin’s nightcap overshadows summit

Russian leader drops in on Berlusconi before talks with Poroshenko

Icy weather may halt German drone mission

Problem with aircraft latest embarrassment for Bundeswehr

Moscow and Kiev talks end in an impasse

Moody’s downgrades Russia over continuing situation in Ukraine

Drones plan to monitor Ukraine ceasefire

Berlin and Paris offer to send unarmed aircraft to conflict zone

Putin troops back from Ukraine border

Meeting with Poroshenko expected this week

Ukraine crisis divides Latvian voters

Ethnic tensions simmer amid election battle