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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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Ukraine fear aid envoy is just 'invasion dressed up'

Ukraine fear the aid envoy sent to them from Russia is an "invasion dressed up as humanitarian aid."

The 280 trucks, which have travelled 300 miles from Moscow, are said to contain food, water and electrical generators, but the Ukraine has so far refused to let them in.

Russia claims any suspicion about the aid supplies to the region are "absurd."

But acting Ukraine Ambassador to the UK Andrii Kuzmenko said it "could be a pretext for war."

ITV News Correspondent Lewis Vaughan Jones has this report:

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