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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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UN calls for immediate de-escalation of Ukraine conflict

The UN said the latest reports from Ukraine show the need for "immediate de-escalation of the conflict."

The UN spokesperson said the organisation was not able to verify reports of Ukrainian shelling of Russian armoured convoy, which Ukraine said crossed border into Ukraine during the night.

Russia has denied that its troops entered its neighbour's territory.

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