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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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Ukrainian officials 'begin inspecting Russian aid convoy'

Ukrainian officials have crossed the border into Russia to begin inspecting the contents of a cargo of humanitarian aid destined for eastern Ukraine, the border guard service has said.

A Russian aid convoy is awaiting entry into Ukraine. Credit: Reuters

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