Vehicles 'showing Russian flag' enter Slaviansk

Several armoured personnel carriers have reportedly entered the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk, with the lead vehicle showing the Russian flag, according to Reuters.

There are reported to be five or six vehicles, each carrying around 15 armed men, who are waving to local people.

Hague: Russia faces 'long-term consequences' over Ukraine

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Russian govt: We will respond to attack on our interests

Russia's Foreign Minister has warned Ukraine his country will respond if its interests are threatened. Sergei Lavrov's words came as Ukraine's Deputy Prime Minister announced new "anti-terrorist" action against separatists in eastern Ukraine.