Crisis in Ukraine

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

Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Agreement forestalls potential winter energy crisis for Europe

Comment and analysis

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
A picture taken on July 6, 2014 shows rolls of toilet paper printed with the picture of Russian President Valdimir Putin in Kiev's Independence Square, the so-called "Maidan". AFP PHOTO / DOMINIQUE FAGET (Photo credit should read DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
The west will have to co-operate to stop Putin and should do so now, writes Anders Aslund

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

Drinks with Russian soldiers in Lugansk

Vodka and Celine Dion in the Weeping Willow in eastern Ukraine

A photo taken on September 30, 2014 shows barbed wire set near an underground gas storage in the village of Opari, some 70 kms south-west from Lviv
©Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP

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

Red Cross worker killed in Donetsk shelling

Merkel urges Putin to calm rebels as fighting re-escalates

EU rebuffs Putin revision of Ukraine deal

Barroso says Russia cannot interfere in bilateral accord

Ukraine’s ‘frozen’ conflict still flaring

Lower-level violence marks carving out of rebel enclave

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

Ukraine needs money, not more arms

The war cannot be won and more weapons will prolong the torment

Russia targets western businesses

Russia is our most dangerous neighbour

The west is partly to blame. It failed to offer the support needed, focusing rather on who would pay Soviet debt

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