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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First Russian aid trucks return from Ukraine

The first trucks from a humanitarian aid convoy sent into Ukraine have returned to Russia.

Their journey into east Ukraine was not sanctioned by the Ukraine government and drew condemnation from the US and Germany.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to arrive in Ukraine to discuss the situation.

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