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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Rebels 'ready to accept ceasefire' in eastern Ukraine

A rebel leader in Ukraine says separatists are willing to accept a ceasefire in the east of the country, according to the Associated Press.

Aleksandr Zakharchenko told the news agency the rebel-held city of Donetsk has been surrounded by Ukrainian government forces, and separatists are ready to negotiate a ceasefire to stave off a humanitarian catastrophe.

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