EU warnings of war in Ukraine

Kate McCann
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THE PRESIDENTS of both Germany and France warned that Ukraine is on the brink of war yesterday, as tensions rose again in the country.

Both the interim government in Ukraine and rebel pro-Russian fighters have suffered casualties in recent days, as fighting continues in the east of the country ahead of a referendum on Russian rule planned for Sunday.

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier advised German nationals to leave eastern Ukraine.