Britain has flown 35 military advisers to Ukraine to help fight pro-Russian separatists - with America set to follow suit. But what can the British army offer that Ukraine doesn't have already?
From beauty contests to angry protests, events are held around the world to mark International Women's Day.
Tens of thousands of supporters march through Moscow in memory of Kremlin opposition figure, Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia's future among opponents of President Putin.
Many displaced residents in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk still cannot return to their home despite an ongoing ceasefire agreement.
Seven days ago, fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine was running down ahead of the Minsk ceasefire. One week on, Debaltseve has fallen and Kiev is humiliated.
Russian President Vladimir Putin rejects the "apocalyptic scenario" of war with Ukraine, amid continued reports of a crumbling ceasefire.
Thousands of Russians march in Moscow to condemn what they call a "coup" in Ukraine, a year after the downfall of its pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych.