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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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Russia denies sending military column into Ukraine

Russian defence ministry has denied reports of a military column crossing the border into eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said earlier Ukrainian artillery has destroyed part of the column after it entered its territory overnight.

There was no Russian military column that crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border either at night or during the day," the defence ministry was cited by Russian news agency RIA as saying in a statement, dismissing the Ukrainian report as "some kind of fantasy."

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