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 'delivered to eastern Ukraine'

The controversial humanitarian aid convoy has delivered to its destination in eastern Ukraine, the Russian foreign ministry has announced.

The Ukraine government had not given permission for the trucks to enter the country and their arrival provoked international condemnation.

Russian officials said they intended to continue cooperating with the International Committee of the Red Cross on aid to eastern Ukraine.

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