Ukraine

A boy plays with a ball at a temporary tent camp set up for Ukrainian refugees in the town of Novoshakhtinsk in Rostov region near the Russian-Ukrainian border, southern Russia, July 9, 2014.

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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

A man walks past a destroyed railroad bridge which fell over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, near the village of Novobakhmutivka...A man walks past a destroyed railroad bridge which fell over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, near the village of Novobakhmutivka, north of Donetsk July 7, 2014. Ukraine's richest man pleaded with the government on Monday not to bomb Donetsk, a city of a million people where hundreds of heavily armed pro-Russian rebels have vowed to make a stand after losing control of their bastion in the town of Slaviansk.

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A man walks past a destroyed railroad bridge which fell over a main road leading to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, near the village of Novobakhmutivka, north of Donetsk

A boy bangs a spoon on a plate as part of a protest rally demanding restoration of the state programme "affordable housing", in front soldiers of volunteer battalion "Donbass" guarding the Ukrainian parliament building during a session in Kiev on July 3, 2014,  to prevent "planned terrorist acts", according to battalion commander Semion Semionchenko. Former policeman who headed Ukraine's VIP bodyguard service, Valeriy Geletey, was nominated by Ukrainain President Petro Poroshenko and confirmed by parliament as the country's new Defence minister on July 3, making him the pointman in the battle against pro-Kremlin seperatists in the east.

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Protesters demand restoration of the state programme of affordable housing, in front of volunteer soldiers of battalion Donbass, as they guard the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev on Thursday to prevent “planned terrorist acts”, according to battalion commander Semion Semionchenko

A girl cries as she embraces her boyfriend, a new volunteer recruit of the Ukrainian army’s 'Azov' battalion, after a military oath ceremony in Kiev.

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A girl cries as she embraces her boyfriend, a new volunteer recruit of the Ukrainian army’s ‘Azov’ battalion, after a military oath ceremony in Kiev.

People take part in a mass prayer for peace in downtown Kiev on June 19, 2014. Ukraine's new Western-backed president announced plans on JUne 18 to order a unilateral ceasefire in the separatist east that could help end a bloody pro-Russian insurgency and avert his ex-Soviet country's breakup.

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People take part in a mass prayer for peace in downtown Kiev on Thursday

Viktor hold his granddaughter Alissa as they wait for a bus to leave Slaviansk...Viktor, 68, hold his 11-month-old granddaughter Alissa as they wait for a bus to leave the eastern Ukranian city of Slaviansk June 17, 2014. Residents flee Slaviansk, the pro-Russian separatist stronghold, what faced with ongoing shortages, utility outages and frequent artillery fire. Ukraine's president said on Monday he had ordered troops to regain control of the frontier with Russia to pave the way for a truce and peace talks after weeks of fighting with pro-Russian separatists. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

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Viktor, 68, and his 11-month-old granddaughter Alissa wait for a bus to leave the eastern Ukranian city of Slavyansk. Residents are fleeing Slavyansk, the pro-Russian separatist stronghold that faces ongoing shortages, utility outages and frequent artillery fire. The presidents of Russia and Ukraine on Tuesday discussed the possibility of a ceasefire in the insurgency-torn eastern regions of Ukraine, in a sign that dialogue is continuing in spite of worsening violence in the conflict.

People take part in a rally to press demands for parliament to be dissolved and early elections outside the assembly in Kiev June 17, 2014.

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People take part in a rally outside parliament in Kiev on Tuesday. The protesters wanted parliament to be dissolved and early elections to be held.

Pro-Russian rebels stand guard outside a local branch of the National Bank of Ukraine after seizing the building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, on June 16, 2014. Pro-Russian rebels on June 16 seized the Ukrainian government's central bank building in the eastern separatist stronghold city of Donetsk in a bid to win control over its assets, an AFP correspondent said.

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Pro-Russia separatists stand guard outside a local branch of the National Bank of Ukraine after seizing the building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on Monday

Pro-Russian separatists of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic remove the state coat of arms of Ukraine from a gate of the regional administration building, in Luhansk

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Pro-Russia separatists of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic remove the state coat of arms of Ukraine from a gate of the regional administration building, in the eastern Ukrainian city

Coal miners leave the Zasyadko ...TOPSHOTS Coal miners leave the Zasyadko mine following their work shift in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on June 6, 2014. Donetsk is part of the Donbass coal mining region, which has been hit by separatists protests in recent weeks. AFP PHOTO/ VIKTOR DRACHEVVIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty ImagesViktor Drache/AFP/Getty

Coal miners leave the Zasyadko mine following their work shift in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Donetsk is part of the Donbass coal mining region, which has been hit by separatists protests in recent weeks Read more