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Fighting intensifies in eastern Ukraine

Fighting has started again in eastern Ukraine between government troops and separatist rebels, Ukrainian military officials said.

Yesterday a missile killed at least 15 refugees who were trying to flee the area "burning them alive". More bodies may still be recovered.

This comes days after a convoy of aid supplies travelled to the country from Moscow but Ukraine is still to let them in over fears it could spark an invasion.

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Ukraine: Artillery shells hit 'close to Donetsk city centre'

Artillery shells hit close to the city centre of the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, Reuters news agency reports.

People poured out of their offices onto the stairwell of the city's main administration building after loud explosions nearby triggered an evacuation warning. There were at least two further blasts near the city, the first time artillery shells have hit the area.

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