Trucks of a Russian convoy carrying humanitarian aid for Ukraine are parked at the military air base outside Voronezh August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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The number of people who have been killed in eastern Ukraine appears to have doubled in the last two weeks, the U.N. human rights office said Wednesday.The spike in violence came as Ukraine described Russia's dispatch of an aid convoy heading toward its border as a cynical act designed to fan a pro-Russian rebellion.It was not clear whether the Voronezh convoy was the only one traveling toward Ukraine.A presidential spokesman said the Ukrainians, at a meeting late Tuesday night, had agreed to accept the aid for Luhansk region in a bid to prevent "a full-scale invasion" by Russia.One option he said was for the aid to come into Ukraine at a point further along the border closer to Luhansk after checks by Ukrainian border guards, customs and officials of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
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