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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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US 'happy for Russian convoy to cross if Kiev consents'

The US State Department is in conversations with the Ukraine government to stipulate requirements for a humanitarian aid convoy from Russia to cross borders.

Deputy spokesperson Marie Harf said the International Red Cross would take control of the aid and distribute it once the convoy crossed the border into Ukraine.

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