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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US offers $50m aid package to Ukraine

The Obama administration has offered the Ukrainian government a $50 million aid package to help with economic and political reform, the White House has said.

A statement issued by Vice President Joe Biden's staff also detailed an extra $8 million in non-lethal military aid such as radio equipment and vehicles.

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