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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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Mediator: OCSE to monitor Russian aid convoy

A Russian humanitarian aid convoy en route to Ukraine will be accompanied into the country by representatives from the Organisation for the Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), a Ukrainian mediator told the Interfax news agency.

The convoy of 280 heavy trucks containing humanitarian aid for Ukraine has departed from Moscow but there are fears that Moscow is using it as a cover to install a permanent presence in the country.

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