The UN Security Council is gathered for an emergency meeting on Friday to discuss the escalation of fighting in eastern Ukraine.
It is Lithuania which has requested the urgent meeting after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday claimed that over 9,000 Russian troops have poured into the country.
Since the fighting escalated near rebel-controlled Donetsk, there are reports of dozens killed on both sides.
The fighting is the most violent in eastern Ukraine since the latest ceasefire agreement was signed between the Ukrainian government forces and pro- Russian separatists in February.
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