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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Britain summons Russian ambassador over Ukraine

Britain summoned Russia's ambassador to clarify reports of a Russian military incursion into Ukraine and a build-up of equipment near the border, the Foreign Office said.

Russian ambassador Alexander Yakovenko was summoned following reports that a small column of Russian armoured vehicles had crossed overnight into an area of Ukraine where pro-Moscow rebels are battling government forces.

Nato has accused the Kremlin of escalating the conflict in Ukraine.

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