UN Security Council has started an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.

Addressing the meeting, Russian representative to the UN, Vitaliy Churkin called on the Kiev authorities not to use force against pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine.

Russian Ambassador said he is alarmed by Ukraine's announcement that it would deploy armed forces to crush the protestors.

Earlier, Acting President of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov in a televised address said a full-scale operation will be launched in Sloviansk town to vacate government buildings from pro-Russian militants.

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