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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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Angela Merkel: Ukraine peace plans are on the table

German Chancellor Angel Merkel urged Russia to engage in peace talks with Kiev on her first visit to Ukraine since the crisis erupted there early this year.

There must be two sides to be successful. You cannot achieve peace on your own.

I hope the talks with Russia will lead to success.

The plans are on the table... now actions must follow

– Angela Merkel

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