Russian shelling killed eight civilians in Ukraine over the past 24 hours and wounded 25 more, Ukrainian officials say, while pro-Russia separatists say attacks by Ukrainian forces killed four civilians.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the publication of a call between Russian and French leaders is a breach of “diplomatic etiquette”.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says air alerts rang out across almost all of Ukraine last night, as he calls again for a modern, effective air-defence system.

Russian troops are engaged in heavy fighting, making their way into Ukraine’s Donetsk region, the governor of Luhansk has said.

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