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.

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Salviansk shooting 'shows Kiev's lack of will to disarm'

The Russian foreign ministry says it is indignant about a reported attack on civilians near the eastern Ukrainian city of Slaviansk, saying the incident 'testifies to Kiev's lack of will to disarm extremist militants'.

A statement said: "Russia is indignant about this provocation by gunmen, which testifies to the lack of will on the part of the Kiev authorities to rein in and disarm nationalists and extremists."

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