Putin warns Ukraine over signing EU agreement

Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, that he will implement "protectionist measures" if Ukraine signs an agreement for closer ties to the EU.

However, Mr Putin also indicated that he would welcome any proposals to de-escalate the situation in the east of Ukraine, where there have been bloody clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists.

Read: Cameron tells Putin: Ukraine situation 'not acceptable'

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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".