World leaders are meeting in Minsk to try to create a new peace deal for Ukraine.

Francois Hollande, Petro Poroshenko and Vladimir Putin, the presidents of France, Ukraine and Russia, as well as German chancellor Angela Merkel, were all due to meet in the Belarusian capital to try to end a conflict that has claimed more than 5,400 lives in eastern Ukraine.

The European position of direct talks with Russia is at odds with the US, which is considering providing arms to Ukrainian forces battling pro-Moscow rebels.

UK prime minister David Cameron is not involved in the talks, but as this chart from Statista shows, Britons favour sanctions as a means to ending the conflict, rather than arms.

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