Russian-backed separatists have expropriated 40 companies in their territory - their reaction to a blockade set up by the nationalists. Will this force the government to react?
A man accused of plotting to kill Russian President Vladimir Putin has been injured and his wife killed in an attack outside Kyiv. The couple's car was peppered with bullets in an ambush.
Seven people have been arrested during a protest to support a blockade of coal from Russian-backed rebels in the east. Ukraine's leaders say the obstruction, which started in late January, could lead to more power cuts.
Ukraine has imposed a transport blockade on rebel-controlled territory after separatists seized industrial assets. The move is a dangerous escalation in the three year conflict.
Both sides of the conflict had agreed that the activists' blockade threatened power supplies in the region. A group of opposition lawmakers and nationalists accused the separatists of funding illegal activitities.
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