Security monitors to go to Ukraine
22 March 2014 Last updated at 09:58 GMT
The European security organisation, the OSCE, has agreed to send an international monitoring mission to Ukraine.
The 57-member Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe - which includes both Russia and the European Union - reached a deal on Friday evening.
It will will send advance teams within 24 hours to areas including the violence-hit south-eastern areas.
Simon Clemison reports.