A woman carries a dog as smokes rises above buildings shortly after a shelling in Donetsk, August 14, 2014. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
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A massive Russian "humanitarian" convoy drew closer to Ukraine's border Thursday despite skepticism over whether the aid trucks would be allowed across, and as deadly fighting rocked rebel-held strongholds.Health authorities in Donetsk, the center of which was under heavy shelling by the army, said 74 people were killed in fighting over the past three days.Government forces at the same time reported nine dead and 18 injured among its troops, following four months of fighting that have left over 2,000 dead and many residents without power, running water and with dwindling food supplies. Meanwhile, Ukraine dispatched aid convoys of its own from three cities to a government-held eastern town as it tried to race Moscow to hand out much-needed aid to residents in the blighted region."We need to consolidate and mobilise but not for war or any kind of confrontation ... for hard work in the name of Russia".He also said Russia would do everything in its power to end the conflict in Ukraine as soon as possible and stop the bloodshed there.
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