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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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Nato warns of Russian troops near Ukrainian border

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen has spoken of an alarming build-up of Russian ground and air forces close to the border with Ukraine.

He condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian authorities.

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