United Nations: Russia has introduced a UN Security Council resolution that urges an immediate end to all violence in Ukraine and the launching of a national dialogue involving all political forces and regions.
The draft resolution, circulated to council members today and obtained by The Associated Press, calls on all parties to immediately implement a "road map" to peace put forward by the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
The draft expresses deep concern at the intensification of hostilities and killing of civilians in eastern Ukraine, where government forces have battled pro-Russian rebels for two months.
Russia`s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said this draft supersedes a June 2 draft. Neither reaffirms Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity, a key Western demand following Russia`s annexation of Ukraine`s Crimean peninsula.