Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, as Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev stands nearby, in Minsk
Sich special volunteer battalion members stand on Tuesday during an oath-taking and farewell ceremony in Kiev. The battalion is leaving the Ukrainian capital to take part in anti-terrorists operation (ATO) in the east of the country
Ukrainian soldiers on an armoured personnel carrier in the eastern city of Kramatorsk. Ukraine says any foreign humanitarian aid will have to be delivered by the Red Cross, dealing a blow to a large Russian convoy en route to the country’s embattled east
A woman reacts with tears after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, Ukraine
A rebel gunman patrols a high-security prison after shelling in Donetsk, Ukraine. More than 100 inmates broke out of jail when shells rained down on the prison in the besieged rebel stronghold
A woman looks out from a damaged window following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk.
Refugees from southeastern Ukraine at a refugee camp in Donetsk near Rostov, Russia. The number of Ukrainians in the camp, which can accommodate 1,000 people, has exceeded 1,500, the spokesperson for the regional government, Alexander Titov, said on Wednesday.
People walk past sculptures made with straw on Monday, during a contest in the village of Krasnoye, some 38 kilometers outside the southern Russian city of Stavropol.
Refugees wait in front of a hostel building ran by pro-Russian rebels in the centre of Donetsk, on Monday
A Ukrainian soldier rests at his temporary camp, close to a checkpoint near Eastern Ukrainian village Nikishino, some 20 kms from village Grabovo, close to the village where the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, in Ukraine on Friday