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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Nato confirms a 'Russian incursion into Ukraine'

Nato Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the alliance had seen what he called "a Russian incursion into Ukraine."

Responding to reports that a Russian column had entered Ukraine overnight, the Nato chief said: "It just confirms the fact that we see a continuous flow of weapons and fighters from Russia into eastern Ukraine and it is a clear demonstration of continued Russian involvement in the destabilisation of eastern Ukraine."

Mr Rasmussen also said Europe is becoming more dangerous and less stable.

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