Donetsk

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 September 17, 2014 in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.  Two civilians were killed in fighting in the rebel-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fierce battles were raging near the airport on Wednesday, city hall said.

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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, 11 September 2014. New EU sanctions against Russia are to come into effect on 12 September, but will be reviewed in light of progress following a ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine, the EU said on 11 September. The agreement signed in Minsk, Belarus on 05 September between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatists includes a ceasefire, a special political status for separatist-controlled areas and a prisoner exchange. The ceasefire was largely holding, although the government in Kiev again accused the separatists of violations.

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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

Women sit on a street in front of their house in Donetsk September 3, 2014. 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.

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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, September 2, 2014.

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An armed pro-Russian separatist stands next to an APC in the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine

A woman reacts after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on August 12, 2014. Shelling on a town just north of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday ripped through blocks of flats and set its central market on fire, killing several in an attack that local residents blamed on Ukrainian forces.

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A woman reacts with tears after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, Ukraine

A rebel gunmen patrols in a yard of a high-security prison after shelling in Donetsk on August 11, 2014. Over 100 inmates broke out of jail when shells rained down on a high-security prison in the besieged rebel stronghold of Donetsk in east Ukraine, killing one, local authorities said on August 11. A total of 568 Ukrainian troops have been killed during four months of fierce fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country, the military said on August 11. Another 2,120 servicemen have been wounded, security spokesman Andriy Lysenko said, as Kiev has battled to oust insurgent fighters in a conflict classed as a civil war by the Red Cross.

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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.

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A woman looks out from a damaged window following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk.

Refugees from south-eastern Ukraine wait...Refugees from south-eastern Ukraine wait as they arrive at a refugee camp set in Donetsk near Rostov on Don, on August 6, 2014. The number of Ukrainian refugees in this camp  which can accommodate 1.000 people, has exceeded 1,500 people, the spokesperson for the regional government, Alexander Titov, said on Wednesday.  Some 285,000 people have already fled their homes due to the conflict in east Ukraine, it estimated, with many leaving for other parts of the country, but close to 168,000 seeking sanctuary in Russia. AFP PHOTO / ANDREY KRONBERGANDREY KRONBERG/AFP/Getty Images

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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.

Refugees wait in front of a hostel building ran by pro-Russian rebels in the center of Donetsk, on August 4, 2014. Fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels left at least 10 civilians dead in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as an international probe at the crash site of downed flight MH17 made headway.

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Refugees wait in front of a hostel building ran by pro-Russian rebels in the centre of Donetsk, on Monday

A woman walks out of a damaged multi-storey block of flats carrying her belongings following what locals say was recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in central Donetsk, July 29, 2014. Intense fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine killed dozens of civilians, soldiers and rebels, as Kiev pressed on with an offensive on Tuesday including near the wreckage of Malaysian flight MH17. Shells hit the centre of Donetsk, a city with a pre-war population of nearly a million people where residents fear they will be trapped on a battlefield between advancing Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebels who have vowed to make a stand.

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A woman walks out of a damaged multi-storey block of flats carrying her belongings following recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in central Donetsk on Tuesday