Nato's European members need to increase their defence spending in light of Russia's action in Ukraine, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said ahead of a speech today.
"We must see renewed financial commitments from all Nato members," Hagel said in excerpts of speech on the Nato alliance to be delivered at the Wilson Center and released by the Defence Department.
European Union foreign ministers added 13 people to their visa ban and asset freeze list over Ukraine's crisis.
Well that’s the voting over, and no surprises so far. A ‘Yes’ vote claimed to be 89% in Donetsk, and suddenly Ukraine is no more.
Nearly 90 percent of voters in eastern Ukrainian region voted for self-rule, the head of the separatist election commission said.