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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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Shakhtar Donetsk stadium damaged by shelling

Two explosions hit the stadium this morning. Credit: Shakhtar Donetsk FC

Donbass Arena, the home of Ukrainian team Shakhtar Donetsk, has been damaged by shelling.

The stadium is one of Ukraine's top sporting venues. Credit: Shakhtar Donetsk FC

The club said two "powerful explosions" had rocked the stadium early this morning, but there are no casualties among stadium staff.

England faced Ukraine at the Donbass Arena in 2012. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The ground hosted England's match with Ukraine in the 2012 European Championships.

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