Alert for Ukraine
500,000 join mass anti-government protest in Kiev - 8 December 2013:
More than 500,000 people are reported to have gathered in the centre of Ukraine's capital, Kiev, to join the latest in a series of anti-government protests. The rally comes a day after the country's president, Viktor Yanukovych, met his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, who recently urged Ukraine to reject a landmark pact with the European Union in favour of a Russian customs union.
100,000 defy protest ban in Kiev - 1 December 2013:
More than 100,000 people have gathered in Kiev's Independence Square in the latest protest against the government's refusal to sign a deal with the European Union. A group of demonstrators used a tractor in an attempt to break through a line of riot police near the president's office, while another group stormed the city council offices. It is the largest opposition rally in the country since the Orange Revolution nine years ago.
Riot police clash with pro-EU protester - 25 November 2013:
Ukrainian riot police have clashed with protesters in the capital, Kiev, over the government's decision to delay a landmark agreement with the European Union. More that 100,000 people joined the mass rally in the centre of the city on Sunday, while a pro-government rally elsewhere in the city attracted some 10,000 supporters.
Opposition holds demonstrations over EU deal breakdown - 22 November 2013:
Hundreds of demonstrators have gathered in central Kiev to protest against the government's decision to pull out of a trade and association agreement at a summit with the European Union (EU) next week. The EU and internal opposition groups have accused Russia of 'blackmailing' the Ukraine into pulling out of the deal.
Thousands gather for opposition rally in Kiev - 7 April 2013:
Around 7,000 opposition supporters have gathered in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, to protest against the government. The rally coincided with the release from prison of ex-interior minister Yuriy Lutsenko, a close ally of jailed former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.
Special forces rescue kidnapped British national - 11 March 2013:
Ukrainian special forces have rescued a kidnapped British tourist from the southern city of Dnipropetrovsk. The man called his family in the UK to say he was being held against his will by a group demanding a $25,000 ransom.
Hundreds protest alleged election fraud - 05 November 2012:
Hundreds of protesters have gathered in Kiev to protest against alleged fraud in last month's parliamentary elections. Three pro-Western opposition groups accuse the authorities of rigging results in the vote on 28 October.
Multiple explosions reported in Dnipropetrovsk - 27 April 2012:
Four explosions have been reported in the eastern city of Dnipropetrovsk, wounding at least 12 people. No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.
Prominent trial sparks unrest in Kiev - 08 August 2011:
Hundreds of supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko have gathered in the Ukrainian capital Kiev to protest against her arrest. Tymoshenko was jailed on Friday for contempt of court during her trial on charges of abuse of power while in office.