Commenting, William Bain said:
The death toll in eastern Ukraine has reached 6,000 according to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. It also detects an escalation in hostilities, despite the signing of the ceasefire agreement. This has to end. The EU must stand togetherand introduce tougher sanctions to make it clear to President Putin that Russia’s actions in Ukraine are unacceptable.
The prolonged crisis in Ukraine began on 21 November 2013.