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A "significant" number of Russian troops have now withdrawn from Ukraine, a Nato spokesman said.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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Biden tells Ukraine to fight 'cancer of corruption'

US Vice President Joe Biden has called on Ukraine's new leaders to fight the "cancer of corruption" in the country.

US Vice President Joe Biden Credit: Burski Krzysztof/ABACA/Press Association Images

Mr Biden was speaking on the second day of his visit to Kiev, where he stressed that the forthcoming presidential election was the most important in the country's history.

He also pledged that the Obama administration would do what it could to help create a united Ukraine.

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