Pro-Russian rebels on a tank drive on a road in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014.(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Ukraine's army shelled the main rebel bastion of Donetsk Sunday as Russia called for a humanitarian ceasefire, which the West warned could be a pretext by Moscow to send in troops.Shelling started early in the morning and continued throughout the day in the one-million strong eastern city, which pro-Russian rebels said was now surrounded by Ukrainian forces.Ukrainian forces have been forging on with an operation to wrest back control of the main rebel-held cities in the east, cutting them off from the Russian border.Ukraine's military reported three servicemen killed and 27 injured in the past 24 hours.The West however suspects that Moscow wants to use a humanitarian mission as a pretext to send troops into Ukraine.NATO says Russia currently has some 20,000 troops on the border.
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