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Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine

Fighting has started again in eastern Ukraine between government troops and separatist rebels, Ukrainian military officials said.

Yesterday a missile killed at least 15 refugees who were trying to flee the area "burning them alive". More bodies may still be recovered.

This comes days after a convoy of aid supplies travelled to the country from Moscow but Ukraine is still to let them in over fears it could spark an invasion.

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Kerry warns Russia against 'peacekeeping' invasion

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned Russia that it must not intervene in Ukraine under the "pretext of peacekeeping", his department said.

The statement follows Russia's version of the call, in which its Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was said to have called for urgent measures to avert a "humanitarian catastrophe" in the east of the country.

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