As it happened: East Ukraine crisis

Key points

  • Ukraine's president pledges a full-scale "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian militants
  • Armed men have seized official buildings in a number of cities in the eastern Donetsk region
  • A Ukrainian officer is killed in a gun battle with pro-Russian militants on the outskirts of Sloviansk
  • Russia warned earlier that any use of force in east Ukraine could scupper crisis talks due this week
  • The West accuses Moscow of inciting the trouble. The Kremlin denies the charge.
  • All times BST

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  • Mike Hills 
  • Simeon Paterson 
  • Joe Boyle 
  • Ravin Sampat 
  • Bernadette McCague 

Last updated 13 April 2014

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