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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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Ukraine armed forces 'kill around 100 rebel fighters'

Ukraine's armed forces claim to have killed "around 100" rebel fighters near the eastern town of Snizhne.

Defence officials said government forces had also destroyed 11 missile systems and tanks but the claims could not be immediately verified.

While rebels said they had seized two settlements west of Snizhne and captured 13 Ukrainian troops, including three officers.

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