Local people inspect the site of an explosion near a bus stop in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine. At least nine people were killed and nine injured early on Thursday, pro-Russian separatists said.
A pro-Russian rebel holds a toy gun in Donetsk, the disputed region in Ukraine, on Thursday
A pro-Russian-separatist patrols the street in front of Russian humanitarian trucks in Makiivka (Makeyevka) in Donetsk region on Friday
A man stands next to his house, which was destroyed on Monday night by shelling in the Kuibishevskiy district of the eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk , controlled by pro-Russian fighters.
Miners return from their shift at the Kalinina coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, controlled by pro-Russian rebels on Monday
A man walks on the debris of a gutted and destroyed apartment, damaged by shelling, in the eastern Ukranian city of Donetsk, as artillery fire continues to rock the pro-Russian rebel bastion
A Pro-Russian gunman prepares in his room in the Oktyaber neighborhood, north west of Donetsk, near the destroyed airport, on Thursday, following last days shelling in eastern Ukraine
A local resident walks in front of his damaged house after the recent shelling in Donetsk on Wednesday
An engine from a Grad missile system found after shelling, stands near a damaged shop not far from Donetsk airport in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
A woman passes a building damaged by shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
Ukrainian servicemen rest in a camp near Donetsk. Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko nominated National Guard part-volunteer forces chief Stepan Poltorak as the war-torn former Soviet country’s fourth defence minister of the year.
A pro-Russian separatist fires an automatic grenade launcher from his position during fighting with Ukrainian government forces near the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
A man who left his burned flat stands in front of a building destroyed by shelling this morning in the Kievsky district near the international airport on Wednesday in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
A Ukrainian serviceman is seen in a military camp in Volnovaha town, some 60 km from Donetsk, Ukraine. New EU sanctions against Russia are to come into effect on Friday
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Women sit on a street in front of their house in Donetsk. Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday he hoped a peace process for the troubled eastern region of his country to begin on Friday in the Belarussian capital Minsk and urged politicians to support the talks
An armed pro-Russian separatist stands next to an APC in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine
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.