The first trucks from a humanitarian aid convoy sent into Ukraine have returned to Russia.
Their journey into east Ukraine was not sanctioned by the Ukraine government and drew condemnation from the US and Germany.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive in Ukraine to discuss the situation.
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