Russia accuses Ukraine of breaking Geneva deal

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has accused Ukraine of violating an agreement reached in Geneva last week aimed at averting a wider conflict.

"Steps are being taken - above all by those who seized power in Kiev - not only that do not fulfil, but that crudely violate the Geneva agreement," he said.

Lavrov also told a news conference that a deadly gunfight early on Sunday near a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian separatists showed Kiev did not want to control "extremists".

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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.