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Russian convoy rolls on towards Ukraine as fighting intensifies

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A massive Russian "humanitarian" convoy closed in on Ukraine's border Thursday despite doubts over whether the trucks would be allowed across, and as deadly fighting rocked rebel-held strongholds. 

Trucks of Russian humanitarian convoy wait at the location outside Voronezh, some 400 km outside Moscow on August 13, 2014

The nearly 300 vehicles headed towards southeastern Ukraine, even as intense shelling there in the insurgent bastions of Donetsk and Lugansk -- where the trucks appear headed -- sharply increased the death toll from fighting.

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