Members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic forces sit on an armored vehicle on the roadside near the site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash outside the village of Hrabove in Donetsk region, Ukraine on Friday
Workers are seen at a coke plant in the town of Avdiyivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Situated close to the ‘contact line’ between Ukrainian government forces and well-armed rebels, the plant has been hit multiple times by rockets from both sides
A woman cries as she walks past destroyed houses in the town of Debaltseve, north-east from Donetsk on Friday
A woman reacts as she looks at a damaged church in Donetsk’s Oktyabrski district, Ukraine.
Miners arrive to help with the rescue effort in Zasyadko coal mine in Donetsk on Wednesday. A blast at the coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed more than 30 people
A Russia-backed separatist fighter sits in a self propelled 152mm artillery piece, part of a unit moved away from the front lines, in Yelenovka, near Donetsk, Ukraine
Pro-Russia rebels sit next to a flag with the face of Jesus Christ as a convoy of 2S1 Gvozdikas (122-mm self-propelled howitzers) takes a break near the eastern Ukrainian city of Starobeshevo in Donetsk region
Russian Communist party supporters, holding the flag of the self-proclaimed People’s Republic of Donetsk, and portrait of former Soviet leaders Joseph Stalin and Vladimir Lenin, take part in a rally to mark Defender of the Fatherland Day in Moscow, on Monday. Defender of the Fatherland Day, celebrated in Russia, honours the nation’s military and is a nationwide holiday
A pro-Russian rebel checks a destroyed bus in Donetsk. Shelling hit a central bus station in Donetsk on Wednesday and killed at least four people
A woman reacts as the residential block she lives in burns on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, as a result of shelling, according to locals
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