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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Aid convoy en route to Ukraine

The convoy is reported to be carrying grain, medicine and sleeping bags amongst other things Credit: RURTR

A convoy of almost 300 trucks is heading to Ukraine's border to deliver aid.

The Russian aid convoy left Moscow on Tuesday. When it reaches the border Russian authorities say it will meet with border guards and Red Cross personnel in order to continue on its way to the Lugansk and Donetsk regions in Ukraine.

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