Ukraine has been offered further financial assistance from US Vice President Joe Biden.
Another 50 million US dollars will boost an initial billion dollar promise, which Biden said would go to “work along many lines of effort, including Ukraine’s border”.
Biden offered the support during a meeting with President Poroshenko and Prime Minister Yatsenyuk on Saturday.
Meanwhile residents in the eastern city of Kramatorsk were not impressed with Poroshenko’s plans to bring peace and stability back to Ukraine.
“We don’t have the same path as Poroshenko. No, it is impossible for the east and west to be together, especially after Kyiv supported the killing of people in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk. I don’t think east and west can be together,” said one female resident.
“What will happen? I really don’t know. We hope for the best, definitely, but we’ll see,” was one man’s comment.
The assistant of Denis Pushilin, a senior leader in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic, was fatally shot on Saturday.
Sixteen bullets hit his car in what separatists claim was an assassination attempt on Pushilin.