By Gabriela Baczynska and Richard Balmforth MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia warned Kiev on Friday that it would face justice for a "bloody crime" in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Russian rebels a day earlier, while Washington said Moscow was running out of time to defuse the crisis before facing further sanctions. "They (Kiev) are waging a war on their own people. This is a bloody crime, and those who pushed the army to do that will pay, I am sure, and will face justice," Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, told a meeting of diplomats. He said Moscow was committed to implementing an agreement struck in Geneva on April 17 between Ukraine, Russia, the United States and the European Union to ease tensions in Ukraine and disarm illegal groups but accused Washington of distorting it with "one-sided demands".
By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - British government ministers and bankers responsible for the sale of Royal Mail will face another round of questioning by parliamentarians next week over whether the state postal operator was sold off too cheaply. Last October, the government sold 60 percent of Royal Mail at 330 pence per share, ending 500 years of state control and raising 2 billion pounds ($3.36 billion) for the public purse. However, the firm's share price has since risen by as much as 87 percent, offering quick profits for big banks and City investors and drawing heavy criticism from trade unions and the opposition Labour Party who say the government botched the deal. On Tuesday, British Business Secretary Vince Cable will face parliamentarians for a third time to defend the sale price, appearing before the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee alongside fellow minister Michael Fallon.