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Merkel jets into Kiev as tensions soar over Ukraine

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Kiev Saturday for crisis talks with Ukraine's pro-Western leaders, as a controversial aid convoy from Moscow began crossing back from the war-torn east of the country to Russia. 

A local resident holds a Russian national flag as lorries, part of a Russian 'humanitarian convoy', cross the Ukrainian border at the Izvarino customs control checkpoint, on August 22, 2014

The West had demanded that Russia withdraw its disputed trucks after the Kremlin unilaterally sent them to the insurgent stronghold of Lugansk on Friday in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion".

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