Ukraine

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

epa04340356 An Ukrainian activist from battalion 'Donbass' gets his hair cut by a comrade in their camp, which is based in one of school, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Popasnaya, in Ukraine, 04 August 2014. A group of international experts managed to reach the Malaysia Airlines plane believed to have been shot down on 17 July by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, just as the European Union turned up the heat on Moscow with unprecedented economic sanctions.  EPA/ROMAN PILIPEY

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A Ukrainian activist from battalion ‘Donbass’ gets his haircut by a comrade in their camp, which is based in a school, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Popasnaya, in UkraineRead more

A Ukrainian soldier rests at his temporary camp, close to a checkpoint near Eastern Ukrainian village Nikishino, some 20 kms from village Grabovo, close to the village where the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, in Ukraine, 01 August 2014. A group of international experts managed to reach the Malaysia Airlines plane believed to have been shot down on 17 July by pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine, just as the European Union turned up the heat on Moscow with unprecedented economic sanctions.

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A Ukrainian soldier rests at his temporary camp, close to a checkpoint near Eastern Ukrainian village Nikishino, some 20 kms from village Grabovo, close to the village where the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed, in Ukraine on Friday

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

Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on July 23 following a sombre ceremony. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven after the first group of victims' remains were loaded onto the plane in wooden coffins.   AFP PHOTO/ GENYA SAVILOVGENYA SAVILOV/AFP/Getty Images

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Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine. The first plane carrying bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 left eastern Ukraine for the Netherlands on Wednesday. The Dutch military aircraft took off from the airport in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv bound for Eindhoven. Read more

Deputies of the majority fight with the ...Deputies of the majority fight with the deputies of Regions Party, party of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, during the debates in the parliament in Kiev on July 22, 2014. The parliament adopted the presidential decree on partial mobilization. AFP PHOTO/ STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Deputies of the majority fight with the deputies of Regions Party, party of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, during the debates in the parliament in Kiev. The parliament adopted the presidential decree on partial mobilisation. Read more

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A pro-Russian separatist shows members of the media a black box belonging to Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, before its handover to Malaysian representatives, in Donetsk, UkraineRead more

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 July 21, 2014. 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". AFP PHOTO/ BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images

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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” Read more

Emergencies Ministry member walks at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near the settlement of Grabovo in the Donetsk region

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An emergency worker walks at the site of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 plane crash near Grabovo in the Donetsk region. Flight MH17 came down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro-Moscow rebels in which Russia and the west back opposing sides.