War & Conflict

Foreign students face uncertain future in east Ukraine

Those studying medicine in rebel-held Donetsk now risk being left without internationally recognised degrees.

War & Conflict

Soldiers killed in fighting in Ukraine's east

Military says six dead and 14 wounded in gun battles as Kiev protests against mob attack on diplomatic posts in Russia.

War & Conflict

EU gives Kiev $270m in aid loans for economic reforms

Top EU economy official Pierre Moscovici says payments are meant for vital reforms "to stabilise Ukraine's economy".

Human Rights

Ukraine's LGBT community: Trapped between warring sides

Internally displaced LGBT people face discrimination and rejection no matter where they go.

Europe

Dozens feared dead in Ukraine mine blast

Kiev accuses pro-Russia separatists of delaying rescue efforts at the Zasyadko mine in rebel-held city of Donetsk.

War & Conflict

New shelling in eastern Ukraine after peace summit

At least one person killed in fresh fighting in rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, as start of ceasefire looms.

War & Conflict

Ukraine peace talks break down amid acrimony

Kiev accuses separatist envoys of undermining ceasefire talks, even as eastern Ukraine witnesses more shelling.

War & Conflict

Ukraine peace talks collapse amid renewed violence

Pro-Russian separatists vow to push ahead with offensive as shelling on city of Donetsk kills seven civilians.

War & Conflict

Ukraine fighting leaves families homeless

Intensified fighting in the country's east displaces increasing number of civilians as it destroys homes.

War & Conflict

Rocket fire falls on strategic city in east Ukraine

Pro-Russian rebels claim responsibility for the attack on Mariupol city that killed at least 27 people.

War & Conflict

Deadly shelling strikes bus in Ukraine's Donetsk

At least 13 killed in fresh shelling near city centre while Ukrainian army says it has withdrawn from Donetsk airport.

War & Conflict

Kaliningrad: The last wall in Europe

The current turmoil between Europe and Russia is most felt in a narrow piece of land between Poland

by Remi Piet

Politics

Russia calls on Kiev to talk with separatists

Moscow says newly elected separatist leaders have authority to hold talks with Ukraine's government after Sunday's vote.

Politics

Ukrainian breakaway regions hold elections

Pro-Russia rebels start voting in eastern Ukraine for new presidents and parliaments amid disagreement over legitimacy.

War & Conflict

Ukraine says 12 rebels killed in Donetsk

Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels continue to battle over prized airport in eastern city despite ceasefire.