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Feb 10, 2015

The Battle For Eastern Ukraine

The Battle For Eastern Ukraine

We might hear and read more about the whole IS situation in the Middle East situation, but things are still not right in Eastern Ukraine either.
The Ukraine army is still fighting rebels who are loyal (and possibly) supported by the Russians in Moscow.
As always it's the innocent civilians who are caught in the middle.

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Pro-Russian separatists ride on a tank in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A woman looks out of the window of a residential block damaged by a shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A man looks at the debris inside a flat at a residential block damaged by a recent shelling in Yenakieve MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A pro-Russian separatist tank is seen along a road in Yenakieve MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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The covered body of a victim of shelling is seen outside a damaged hospital in Donetsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A woman reacts outside a damaged hospital in Donetsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic drive an armoured vehicle in Vuhlehirsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic walk in Vuhlehirsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic gather near an armoured vehicle destroyed during battles with the Ukrainian armed forces in Vuhlehirsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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The body of a member of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is seen in Vuhlehirsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic gather near a building destroyed during battles with the Ukrainian armed forces in Vuhlehirsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic gather near a building destroyed during battles with the Ukrainian armed forces in Vuhlehirsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A tank of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic, damaged during battles with the Ukrainian armed forces, is seen on the roadside outside Vuhlehirsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic look at the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces in Vuhlehirsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A tank of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is seen near Yenakiieve MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A municipal official looks through the window of a residential block damaged by yesterday's shelling in Donetsk. MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Neighbouring houses are seen through the window of a residential block, which was damaged by a shelling on Wednesday according to locals, in Donetsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic ride on a tank in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk region MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Ukrainian servicemen keep watch at no-man's land outside Debaltseve, Donetsk region MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A child looks out of a bus window before leaving as people flee the conflict in Debaltseve MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A woman carries a bag containing humanitarian aid in front of a delivery point in the Ukrainian forces-controlled town of Debaltseve MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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People stand in line to receive humanitarian aid as blood is seen on the ground in front of a delivery point in the Ukrainian forces-controlled town of Debaltseve, Donetsk region MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A Ukrainian serviceman patrols the area as people stand in line to receive humanitarian aid near a delivery point in the government forces-controlled town of Debaltseve MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic stand next to buses, intended for internally displaced persons, waiting along a road while travelling in the direction of the village of Debaltseve, in Vuhlehirsk MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Cars queue to reach a border crossing point, before driving into Russian territory, outside the village of Uspenka MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A Grad multiple rocket launcher system of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic drives along a road near the town of Makiivka MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A firefighter works to extinguish a fire at a residential block, which was damaged by a recent shelling, on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A firefighter walks to the front of a residential block that has been set on fire as his colleagues arrive to extinguish the fire on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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A woman reacts as the residential block in which she lives in burns, a result of recent shelling according to locals, on the outskirts of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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Ukrainian servicemen launch a Grad rocket towards pro-Russian separatist forces outside Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine STRINGER/REUTERS

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Ukrainian servicemen unload Grad rockets from a truck before launching them towards pro-Russian separatist forces outside Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine STRINGER/REUTERS

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The body of a woman killed by recent shelling lies on a street in the residential sector in the town of Kramatorsk GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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People look at the remains of a rocket shell on a street in the town of Kramatorsk GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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Ukrainian servicemen ride in a tank past a towing truck outside Debaltseve STRINGER/REUTERS

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A teddy bear is seen by a puddle of blood at the site of recent shelling in the residential sector in the town of Kramatorsk GLEB GARANICH/REUTERS

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A woman reacts as she removes debris in front of her house, which was damaged during fighting between pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian government forces, in Horlivka MAXIM SHEMETOV/REUTERS

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