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 'reaches agreement' over Ukraine aid convoy

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Moscow has said that all issues relating to a Russian humanitarian convoy it is sending to eastern Ukraine have now been resolved, Reuters have reported.

Following talks between Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine in Berlin on Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said "all questions have been resolved ... regarding the humanitarian issue."

However, Mr Lavrov said that there has not been any further developments regarding a ceasefire between pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine government forces in the country.

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