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Ukraine crisis: 'Intense gunfire' against rebels in Donetsk

29 July 2014 Last updated at 16:24 BST

Fighting has been continuing in the Donetsk region of Ukraine, one of the last strongholds of pro-Russian separatists.

The Ukraine military has been on the offensive, saying troops have entered several towns in the area.

The heavy fighting has again prevented an international team from accessing the MH17 crash site,

Jonathan Beale is on the outskirts of Donetsk, from where he says gunfire from government forces seems to be getting "increasingly intense".

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