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'More than 50 killed' in Donetsk fighting

Pro-Russian rebels have said the death toll during two days of fighting in the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk has now risen to 50. Ukraine's military launched a strike on rebels who had taken the international airport in the eastern city.

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Candidates cast votes in Ukrainian election

Former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko has cast her vote in the country's presidential election.

Ms Tymoshenko, a key figure in the so-called Orange Revolution of 2005, is hoping to win the race to succeed Viktor Yanukovych on a permanent basis.

Yulia Tymoshenko with husband Oleksandr at a polling station in Dnipropetrovsk. Credit: Valentyn Ogirenko

With voting closing later today, the frontrunner is businessman Petro Poroshenko, who is said to be worth over £700m.

The man tipped to be next Ukrainian president, businessman Petro Poroshenko. Credit: Mykola Lazarenko

Vitaliy Klitschko, who dropped out of the race in March, was also pictured voting alongside his wife Natalia and brother Vladimir.

Vitality Klitschko with wife Natalia and brother Vladimir casting their votes. Credit: Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili

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