Ukraine ceasefire: US warns Russia of 'rising costs'

  • Accusing Russia of violating the ceasefire agreement reached in Minsk, the US has warned that the “costs to Russia” would increase if Moscow continued on the same path.

    US vice-president Joe Biden's remarks came as the UN Security Council unanimously voted to back the truce deal.

    Meanwhile, fighting has continued around eastern Ukraine's Debaltseve town, where rebels are claiming an upper hand. The two sides have also failed to pull out heavy weapons from the front line, as demanded in the ceasefire deal.

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