As it happened: Ukraine crisis

Key points

  • Ukrainian troops withdraw from the airport in the eastern city of Luhansk after heavy fighting with rebels
  • Pro-Russia separatists gain ground around Donetsk and south around the port of Mariupol
  • Ukrainian and Russian officials are due to hold talks with separatist rebels and international monitors in the Belarusian capital, Minsk
  • Russia's foreign minister calls for talks on "immediate ceasefire" in Ukraine
  • All times BST (GMT + 1 hour)

Live text


  • Kate McGeown 
  • Kerry Alexandra 
  • Jastinder Khera 
  • Sarah Fowler 
  • Alex Murray 

Last updated 1 September 2014

Updates for this Live Event are currently disabled.