The Red Cross has confirmed it has made its first contact with the Russian envoy attempting to bring aid into the Ukraine.
Meanwhile the Russian foreign ministry has been in phone contact with their Ukrainian counterparts and the Red Cross about transferring humanitarian aid into the country, Reuters reports.
More top news
Police have revealed one of the West's most infamous criminals, timeshare fraudster John Palmer, was murdered.
Police say a 'disaster was averted' when officers caught a suspected drink-driver who tried to drive the wrong way up the M6.
A decades-long ban on photography during official tours around the White House has been lifted, officials have announced.