As it happened - Crisis in Ukraine

Key points

  • Russia has called for an urgent ceasefire in eastern Ukraine to allow aid to reach civilians
  • A huge Russian aid convoy bound for Luhansk in Ukraine has stopped at a Russian town close to the border
  • The Red Cross says it has made contact with the Russian convoy but "practical details remain to be clarified"
  • Ukraine has announced its own aid shipment to Luhansk, a rebel-held city under siege
  • Heaving shelling has killed a number of civilians in the main rebel-held city in east Ukraine, Donetsk
  • A key commander in the pro-Russian rebel movement, Igor "Strelkov" Girkin, is said to have resigned

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Reporting:

  • Laurence Peter 
  • Bernadette McCague 
  • Patrick Jackson 
  • John Harrison 

Last updated 14 August 2014

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