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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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Russian 'no longer tolerates' any delays to aid convoy

The Russian aid convoy has been stuck at the Ukrainian border for nearly a week. Credit: Reuters

Russia has said it is "no longer prepared to tolerate" any delays to its aid convoy entering Ukraine.

In a statement the foreign ministry said: "All excuses to delay sending aid have been exhausted. The Russian side has decided to act."

Reuters witnesses reported the trucks are still currently at the border but Russia warned against any attempts to disrupt them coming through.

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