US Vice President Joe Biden has said Russia cannot be allowed to redraw the map of Europe.
Speaking at the European Council in Brussels, Biden said Ukraine "is fighting for their very survival right now."
"President Putin continues to call for new peace plans as his troops roll through the Ukrainian countryside and he absolutely ignores every agreement that his country has signed in the past and he has signed recently - including in Minsk," the Vice President said.
This is the moment where the United States and Europe must stand together, stand firm. Russia cannot be allowed to redraw the map of Europe, because that is exactly what they are doing".
Video footage recorded from Kramatorsk, deep inside Ukrainian-government controlled territory, shows rockets landing on civilian areas.
Video footage appears to show the moment a shell strikes a community soup kitchen in eastern Ukraine.
A mother in eastern Ukraine buries her son - yet another casualty in a civil war that is killing civilians with appalling randomness.