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 mother and child pass graffiti in Russia’s far-eastern city of Vladivostok that bears a message against the conflict in the eastern regions of Ukraine. The graffiti reads: “No to war in Ukraine”.
Fishermen row a boat loaded with mullet near the fishing farm in the Crimean village of Olenivka. Russian wheat has made a surprise early exit from key global export markets, despite the country’s near-record crop, after domestic prices rose in the fall-out from the Ukraine crisis
Angry farmers dump cauliflowers in front of the prefecture building of Saint-Brieuc, northwestern France, as riot police look on. The farmers are protesting against falling prices and revenues, as the vegetable sector is being hit by price drops, and by a Russian embargo on western products.
A Ukrainian serviceman rides on an armoured vehicle near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve
A man takes a photo of the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft as it is lifted to its launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome. The Soyuz is scheduled to carry Barry Wilmore of the US, Elena Serova and Alexander Samokutyaev of Russia to the International Space Station on Friday
A woman embraces her friend, a volunteer of Ukrainian self-defence battalion “Azov”, after he returned from the front line in Eastern regions of Ukraine, in Kiev on Monday
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.