Moscow accused of backing separatist rebels
Nearly 13,000 people have been killed in five years of fighting in the border region between Russia and Ukraine.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has accused Russian president Vladimir Putin of avoiding negotiations to release Ukrainian sailors captured last month
Calls to end war in Ukraine and free political prisoners outside the FSB headquarters are shouted down by angry pro-Russian Serbs, who attempt to disrupt meeting and jostle journalists.
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Ukraine's president signed a bill on Wednesday, which threatens Russians flying into Crimea with a short time in prison.
The cousin of Ukrainian prisoner Oleg Sentsov claims he is in “catastrophic” condition, while Russia’s Federal Penitentiary Service denies these claims.
The European Union continues to support Kiev with aid and Russian sanctions, says the bloc's foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini.