Crisis in Ukraine

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

Police officer killed in Kiev clashes

Protesters oppose reforms giving eastern regions more autonomy

Comment and analysis

The west must prove that it is truly ready to defend the principles of self-determination
– Alexander Temerko
Members of the Ukrainian armed forces sit on an armoured vehicle along a roadside near the village of Vidrodzhennya outside Artemivsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko ©Reuters
Russian media has toned down the anti-Ukraine rhetoric but it lives on, says Courtney Weaver
– Courtney Weaver
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

Ukraine secures debt restructuring deal

Agreement paves way for $40bn IMF support programme

Russia prepares to force pace in Ukraine

Putin aims to keep up the pressure but dodge tougher sanctions

Kiev Police with their new style uniforms
©Kiev Police

Kiev revamps police to rebuild trust

Pilot project seen as step towards ending public sector graft

Ukraine fighting threatens peace accord

Kiev warns of retaliation after rebel attacks near Starohnativka

Rightwing militia puts Kiev in its sights

Leader of Right Sector turns on Ukraine’s president

Demoralised troops lose faith in Kiev

Echoes broader ebbing of public support for political leaders

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

The US can talk to Putin and stay firm on Ukraine

Washington’s diplomatic approach to Moscow is justified

Ukraine leader tells EU not to fear Russia

Riga summit set to be marked by caution over further integration with bloc’s 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