A number of Nobel laureates have urged Russia, Ukraine, the United States and the European Union to stop violence in Ukraine, reads a letter issued by Focus magazine.
"Violence destroys the trust necessary for a dialogue. And the conflict can only be resolved through the dialogue and agreement, "- Dalai Lama, leader of the Tibetan people, said.
Former President of Poland Lech Walesa expressed hope for decisive and direct actions to stop Western Ukrainian conflict. However, he accused the European Union and the United States of the lack of unity in their actions on the Ukrainian question.
Iranian human rights activist Shirin Ebadi accused Russia of breaking Ukraine up.
South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop Desmond Tutu noted that “that welfare of today’s world, fragile as a raw egg, depends on Russian and Ukrainian leadership.
Heavy fighting continues between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in east Ukraine.
Ukraine says it has prevented a Russian attempt to send troops across the border under the guise of a humanitarian mission, AFP and UNIAN report.