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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Merkel: Both sides must engage for peace in Ukraine

Merkel has called for an improvement to border monitoring. Credit: Michael Kappeler/dpa

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.

She said new sanctions against Russia were not her main consideration, despite Moscow sending aid trucks into Ukraine without permission.

Peace will not be possible until there are better border controls between the countries, the German Chancellor added.

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