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Lavrov calls for 'de-escalation of rhetoric' over Ukraine

Russian troops near the Ukrainian border will return to its permanent bases after completing its military exercises, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, calling for a "de-escalation" of rhetoric.

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Klitschko arrives in London to ask for more UK help

Ukrainian UDAR Party leader Vitali Klitschko says he expects more sanctions and more help from the UK regarding Russia.

Klitschko is in London today to speak with David Cameron and Foreign Secretary William Hague on the current situation in Crimea and to ask for more "economical and moral support."

Speaking to ITV News correspondent Rageh Omaar he said: "We expect more sanctions and more pressure on Russia. We are afraid that the aggression will continue in the east of Ukraine."

Vitali Klitschko has asked the UK for more support for Ukraine and further sanctions on Russia. Credit: ITV News

Asked if David Cameron had done enough for the Ukraine he said: "We expect more, as right now nothing has changed."

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