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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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How much aid is Russia giving to Ukraine?

The first Russian convoy with humanitarian aid for Ukraine is expected to arrive at the border. It left from near Moscow on Tuesday.

The convoy includes;

  • 280 lorries carrying 2,000 tonnes of humanitarian cargo
  • 400 tonnes of cereal
  • 100 tonnes of sugar
  • 62 tonnes of baby food
  • 54 tonnes of medical products
  • 12,000 sleeping bags
  • 69 electric power generators

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