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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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Red Cross makes first contact with Russian aid envoy

The 280 trucks have been stood at the Ukrainian border as the Ukraine has so far refused to let them in. Credit: Reuters

The Red Cross has confirmed it has made its first contact with the Russian envoy attempting to bring aid into the Ukraine.

Meanwhile the Russian foreign ministry has been in phone contact with their Ukrainian counterparts and the Red Cross about transferring humanitarian aid into the country, Reuters reports.

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