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Cameron tells Putin: Ukraine situation 'not acceptable'

Prime Minister David Cameron said he gave Russian president Vladimir Putin a "very clear and firm set of messages" during face-to-face talks in Paris about the Ukraine crisis and said the current situation is "not acceptable".

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G7 group of countries stand firm on Ukraine crisis

Leaders of the G7 group of industrialised nations sit down to dinner on the eve of this year's summit at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

On the eve of a hastily-arranged summit of the G7 summit in Brussels, the leaders of the G7 group of industrialised nations warned last night that they stood ready to impose damaging economic sanctions on Russia on top of the asset freezes and travel bans already in place.

"We are united in condemning the Russian Federation's continuing violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," they said in a joint communique.

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