Aid sits idle; Ukraine toll rises to 2,086

Posted: August 14, 2014 at 4:47 a.m.

A pro-Russia fighter stands near a bullet-riddled bus Wednesday outside Donetsk in eastern Ukraine where at least 12 militiamen fighting alongside government forces were killed in an ambush.

As a standoff ensued between Russia and Ukraine over an aid convoy dispatched from Moscow, a rebel-held city in eastern Ukraine came under intensified shelling, and the United Nations revealed that the death toll from the fighting between government troops and separatists has nearly doubled in the past two weeks.

Russian trucks, part of a convoy loaded with humanitarian aid for Ukraine, are parked Wednesday at a military base outside Voronezh, Russia, while det...

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