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Tension in Ukraine despite peace deal hopes

4 September 2014 Last updated at 23:02 BST

Fighting is continuing in eastern Ukraine, despite suggestions from Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that a truce deal could be struck with Russia.

Talks on a ceasefire including Ukraine, Russia and pro-Russia rebels are set to begin at lunchtime in Belarus.

Fergal Keane reports on the tension outside Mariupol, where Ukrainian soldiers are still trying to repel advancing rebels.

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