A gang of men - one wielding a chainsaw - has attacked a pro-Kyiv rail blockade in eastern Ukraine. More than 35 people were arrested at Kryvyi Torets. One man was injured.
Talks in Paris aimed at getting the fragile Minsk peace agreement back on track in eastern Ukraine failed to make progress on Thursday ahead of a
At least four people have been killed after a bus drove over a mine in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.
Local elections in two areas in the disputed Donetsk region of Ukraine have been cancelled. Polls failed to open in the Kyiv controlled
The first day of the new term for schoolchildren in the separatist-held region of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine is full of hope for the future. A full
Just days after an upsurge in violence in eastern Ukraine, the embattled town of Maryinka near Donetsk is under the complete control of the Ukrainian
The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has two currencies in circulation: Ukrainian Hryvnas and Russian Rubles. In November Ukraine cut
Separatists in the east of Ukraine are threatening to breach the ceasefire if Kyiv fails to adopt measures giving the break-away regions special status.
Residents of a neighbourhood close to the Donetsk international airport attempt to salvage what they can from their local church, damaged during an
Thirty three miners are now confirmed dead after an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel-held Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, indicating that
A blast at a coal mine in the rebel-controlled Donesk in eastern Ukraine has killed at least 32 people, according to a local official. Dozens of
Pro-Russian separatists and war prisoners sorted through rubble in the Donetsk airport on Thursday (February 26) looking for the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers killed in months of battles over the once state-of-the-art building.
Pro-Russian rebels, speaking as they were taking journalists on a tour of what is left of Donetsk airport, accused Ukrainian forces of violating the
Ukraine government forces remain dug-in, encircled by pro-Russian rebels, leaving a European brokered peace plan on the verge of collapse. Fighting
As the ceasefire was announced in Minsk members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic held a rally in front of the rebel administration
As war unfolds on its streets, the opera house in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk remains open against all odds with performers giving their services for free and audience members expressing app
Donetsk is a city that is weary, tired of the conflict and losing hope for the future. People in the rebel held stronghold in the east of Ukraine
Fighting between Ukrainian soldiers and Russian-backed separatists is continuing to rage in and around Donetsk. Government troops are holding despite
War in the east of Ukraine jumped to a deadlier level with the shelling of Mariupol on Saturday 24 January. Rockets hit a market, schools, homes and
Forces of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ took control of about 15 settlements in the suburbs of Debaltsevo. Some 8,000 Ukrainian
Should Ukraine receive military assistance? The question is being asked as never before in certain quarters following Kyiv’s recent military reverses
Rebel rockets were seen streaking across the eastern Ukrainian sky on Monday, as the pro-Russian separatists continued to pound the strategic town of
At least one person was killed on Sunday when shells hit a street in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a day after peace talks
Dwindling hopes for peace in eastern Ukraine. As fighting rages on, reports suggest at least 23 people have been killed in 24 hours between January 31 and February 1.
The Ukrainian government has announced an evacuation programme for civilians living in and around the town of Debaltseve. The important railway
Ukraine’s ministry of defence says 15 soldiers have been killed in the last 24 hours as government forces attempt to hold onto a key railway junction
Separatists in the rebel held Ukrainian city of Donetsk say government shells have hit a cultural centre where civilians were receiving humanitarian
Kramatorsk lies 70 miles from the front line of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It was taken by pro-Russian forces in April last year, before being
Last week’s rebel advance has dashed a five-month truce and reignited the war in Ukraine which has killed more than 5,000 people. In Lysychansk, near