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Ukraine death toll rises ahead of talks in Minsk

The Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has visited Kramatorsk in eastern Ukraine after a rocket attack killed seven civilians and four Ukrainian soldiers.

In an effort to sign a new ceasefire, Mr Poroshenko and the Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend a summit in Minsk, Belarus aimed at resolving the conflict in Ukraine.

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and President Hollande of France are also due to take part.

The BBC's world affairs correspondent Jonny Dymond reports.

  • 11 Feb 2015
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