Ukraine PM: Keep sanctions on Russia until territory regained

Ukraine's prime minister has urged the world not to lift sanctions against Russia until his country regains control over its entire territory, including Crimea.

A "significant" number of Russian troops have now withdrawn from Ukraine, a Nato spokesman said.

Lieutenant-Colonel Jay Janzen told Reuters: "There has been a significant pullback of Russian conventional forces from inside Ukraine, but many thousands are still deployed in the vicinity of the border."

It comes after the two countries agreed a ceasefire deal earlier this month.

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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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