Alert for Ukraine
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.