Ukraine is the largest country in Europe. It has a population of around 43,000,000.
Ukraine is split roughly between pro-Russian sentiment in the east and those favoring closer ties to the EU in the west.
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The President of the ICRC Peter Maurer has warned that the conflict in Ukraine is in danger of becoming protracted. Maurer has just visited Ukraine, his second trip since the conflict began 3 three years ago. Around 1.6 million people are now officially registered as internally displaced persons. Maurer has called for the Red Cross to be given access to all who need help. Filip Warwick reports.
Ukrainian police say an ex-member of Russia's State Duma, Denis Voronenkov, has been killed by unidentified gunmen in Kyiv. Voronenkov had moved to Ukraine after complaining of persecution by Russian security agencies.