US talking to European allies for more Russian sanctions

US Vice President Joe Biden has told Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko that the United States was working with European leaders on further sanctions on Russia, over the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine.

View all 14 updates ›

President drops ceasefire against 'terrorist' rebels

Ukraine's President says he has decided to lift a ceasefire because "terrorist" pro-Russian separatists had violated the agreement.

"We will attack and free our lands. The decision not to continue the ceasefire is our answer to terrorists, militants and marauders," Petro Poroshenko said.

The Ukrainian authorities said 27 of their military personnel had been killed since the beginning of the ceasefire on June 20th.

More top news