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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 aid convoy is 'violation of international law'

The aid convoy had been held at the Ukrainian border for nearly a week. Credit: Reuters

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said the entry of more than 100 Russian aid trucks into the country is a "flagrant violation of international law."

In a statement on his website, he added none of the trucks' cargo had been checked before being driven in.

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