Residents of eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk sleeping in basement 'shelter' to escape fighting
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Ukraine and Russia agree aid mission to Luhansk

Ukraine and Russia say they have agreed to a humanitarian aid mission, led by the Red Cross, to travel from Russia to the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Luhansk.

Thousands of people in eastern Ukraine are without access to water, electricity and medical aid as fighting continues between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

Ukraine's government and Western countries had previously objected to Russian aid fearing Russia would use it as a pretext for sending in its military.

Emily Thomas reports.

  • 12 Aug 2014
  • From the section Europe
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