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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Russia accuses Nato of 'Cold War' stance on Ukraine

Russia's president, Vladimir Putin Credit: AA / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

The Russian government has accused Nato of adopting a 'Cold War' stance by suspending all co-operation with Moscow.

Nato made the decision yesterday and has also begun drawing up plans to give extra support to its European partners.

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