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Pro-Russian rebels parade seized Ukrainian troops

Pro-Moscow rebels in eastern Ukraine town of Donetsk paraded captured Ukrainian troops through the streets of their main stronghold.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on both sides to engage in order to bring peace to Ukraine as she pledged €500 million to help rebuild the war-shattered eastern regions.

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Minister warns of 'damaging consequences' for Russia

Europe minister David Lidington has warned Russia that it risks "further damaging consequences" if it continues to escalate tensions in Ukraine.

Mr Lidington said that the entry of a Russian convoy into Ukraine is a "provocative act that violates previous understandings".

Read the full statement here.

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