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
Children talk with each other at the ‘Zharki’ health resort, east of Krasnoyarsk in Russia. Many Ukrainian people have fled to Russia to avoid the fighting in the eastern regions of Ukraine
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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
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Residents launch paper boats in the far eastern city of Vladivostok in Russia on Tuesday to mark the 69th anniversary of the end of the second world war.
Workers prepare the launch of the Russian diesel-electric attack submarine Stary Oskol at Admiralty shipyard, St Petersburg
Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, as Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev stands nearby, in Minsk
Ukrainian refugees sit inside a tent at a refugee camp about 10 km from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint in Rostov region. The Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council said separatist rebels fired on a refugee convoy near the eastern city of Luhansk on Monday.
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
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Clergymen attend a service near the Kiev Pechersk Lavra monastery on the day of the election of the Primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, in Kiev on Wednesday
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.
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Russian servicemen perform during a naval parade rehearsal in the far eastern port of Vladivostok. Russia will mark Navy Day on July 27.
Armed pro-Russian separatists stand guard in front of wagons containing the remains of victims from the downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, at a railway station in the eastern Ukrainian town of Torez on Monday. The head of a Dutch forensic team said on Monday a train, carrying the remains of victims from the Malaysian airliner crash, should set off later on Monday to a place where “we can do our work”
A litttle boy sits in a baby’s bath at a temporary facility for refugees form Eastern Ukraine, 20 km outside from the Crimean capital Simferopol, on Thursday
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A Pro-Russian militant kisses members of his family who leave for Russia on in Donetsk. EU leaders meet on Wednesday to decide on new sanctions against Russia and pro-Moscow separatists in east Ukraine as Kiev raises fears of an imminent invasion by thousands of Russian troops.
Rescue workers remove debris at a collapsed apartment after an air strike in Snizhne, 100 km east from the city of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. An air strike demolished an apartment block in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday, killing at least nine civilians.
Residents of eastern Ukraine look out of the window of a bus destined for Rostov-on-Don in Russia from a collection point in Donetsk, on Monday
A boy plays with a ball at a temporary tent camp set up for Ukrainian refugees in the town of Novoshakhtinsk in Rostov near the Russian-Ukrainian border, southern Russia
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Russian sailors arrive aboard the Smolniy in Saint-Nazaire, western France. About 400 Russian sailors will be trained on the Vladivostok warship, a Mistral class vessel being built at the STX France shipyard. The Vladivostok is one of two ships ordered from France by Russia’s navy.