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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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Five aid lorries 'heading back to Russia'

Five trucks from a controversial Russian aid convoy have arrived at a border crossing as they return from Ukraine, according to reports.

Reuters report that other aid vehicles also appear to be heading for the crossing.

A convoy of 220 lorries carrying humanitarian aid had crossed the border into Ukraine without permission, causing international condemnation.

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