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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Foreign ministers set out talks for Ukraine ceasefire

Germany's foreign minister along with Russian, Ukrainian and French counterparts have agreed to report back to their leaders and then possibly agree on Monday or Tuesday over how to continue talks over the crisis in Ukraine, according to Reuters.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the aim remains to bring about a ceasefire in the country.

Foreign ministers Laurent Fabius of France, Pavlo Klimkin of Ukraine, Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany and Sergei Lavrov of Russia (L-R) Credit: Reuters

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