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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Ukraine PM says Russia 'must withdraw special forces'

Ukraine's Prime Minister has claimed Russia has special forces in eastern Ukraine in a deliberate attempt to undermine upcoming presidential elections.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk also again called on the Kremlin to withdraw Russian troops from Crimea and "turn this shameful page" in relations between the two countries.

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