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Ukraine crisis: Deal to 'de-escalate' agreed in Geneva

17 April 2014 Last updated at 23:04 BST

Russia, the US and the European Union have said that all sides have agreed to steps to "de-escalate" the crisis in Ukraine.

Their foreign ministers were speaking at the end of talks between Russia, Ukraine, the EU and US in the Swiss city of Geneva.

Analysts said the outline agreement could stay economic sanctions the West was preparing to impose on Russia.

Deep disagreement over the issue has led to the worst crisis between the US and Russia since the Cold War.

Gavin Hewitt reports.