Ukrainian soldiers man a checkpoint near the border with Russia. Photo: 21 March 2014
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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.