Ukrainian soldiers walk in the field near Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian forces tightened their grip on the eastern town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday after securing control over an airfield from pro-Russian separatist militiamen, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of the risk of civil war. Read more
Ukrainian Army troops receive munitions at a field on the outskirts of Izyum, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday
A pro-Russia militiaman stands in front of a flag of the so-called Donetsk Republic outside the regional police building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk. Ukraine’s latest ultimatum to pro-Kremlin militias who have seized buildings across a swath of the separatist east expired on Monday without any sign of the gunmen ready to give in. Read more
Pro-Russian activists warm themselves next to barricades at a regional office of the security service in Luhansk, Ukraine, 20 miles west of the Russian border, on Friday.
Ukrainians remove a barricade near Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine on Thursday
Deputies clash during a session of the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday
Pro-Russian activists guard a barricade set at the Ukrainian regional Security Service building on the eastern city of Donetsk on Monday. Ukraine’s embattled prime minister today accused Russia of trying to “dismember” his country by plotting seizures of government buildings in eastern regions that are seeking to break away from Kiev.
Ukrainian soldiers perform military exercises at a military training ground outside Kiev, Ukraine. Ukrainian Acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsa has said that the new Ukrainian government is not planning to lead Ukraine into NATO. Read more
Members of the Ukrainian far-right radical group Right Sector stand outside the parliament in Kiev. Ukrainian authorities carried out an inspection tour of Kiev’s bomb shelters on Friday as lawmakers accused Russia of fomenting trouble in the Ukrainian capital after having annexed the Black Sea region of Crimea. The slogan on the face mask reads “Victory or death”. Read more
People fish on a pier at the port of Mariupol, located on the north of the Sea of Azov in eastern Ukraine.