G7 tells Russia to end Ukraine destabilisation or face more sanctions

Brussels, Belgium: Leaders of the Group of Seven powers on Wednesday urged Russia to end continued actions to destabilise eastern Ukraine or face stiffer sanctions.

"Actions to destabilise eastern Ukraine are unacceptable and must stop," the group said in a statement after talks in Brussels.

"We stand ready to intensify targeted sanctions and to implement significant additional restrictive measures to impose further costs on Russia should events so require."