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Russia urges 'humanitarian' mission as Ukraine rebel bastion pounded

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DONETSK (UKRAINE) - 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. 

A resident of Kiev throws a tyre as he cleans up a Maidan activists camp where tents were burning in Kiev on August 9, 2014 as thousands of people came to remove barricades

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.

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