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Ukraine postpones local elections in two key areas for Kyiv

Local elections in two areas in the disputed Donetsk region of Ukraine have been cancelled. Polls failed to open in the Kyiv controlled

Local elections in two areas in the disputed Donetsk region of Ukraine have been cancelled. Polls failed to open in the Kyiv controlled

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Ukraine: back to school in Donetsk

The first day of the new term for schoolchildren in the separatist-held region of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine is full of hope for the future. A full

The first day of the new term for schoolchildren in the separatist-held region of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine is full of hope for the future. A full

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Russian ruble keeps rolling out in 'Donetsk People's Republic'

The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has two currencies in circulation: Ukrainian Hryvnas and Russian Rubles. In November Ukraine cut

The self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) has two currencies in circulation: Ukrainian Hryvnas and Russian Rubles. In November Ukraine cut

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After battle, church in Donetsk lies in ruins

Residents of a neighbourhood close to the Donetsk international airport attempt to salvage what they can from their local church, damaged during an

Residents of a neighbourhood close to the Donetsk international airport attempt to salvage what they can from their local church, damaged during an

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'No survivors' as 33 people are confirmed dead in Ukraine mine blast

Thirty three miners are now confirmed dead after an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel-held Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, indicating that

Thirty three miners are now confirmed dead after an explosion at a coal mine in the rebel-held Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, indicating that

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Dozens trapped after Zasyadko coal mine blast in Donetsk, Ukraine

A blast at a coal mine in the rebel-controlled Donesk in eastern Ukraine has killed at least 32 people, according to a local official. Dozens of

A blast at a coal mine in the rebel-controlled Donesk in eastern Ukraine has killed at least 32 people, according to a local official. Dozens of

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Separatists find bodies of dead Ukrainian soldiers at airport

Pro-Russian separatists and war prisoners sorted through rubble in the Donetsk airport on Thursday (February 26) looking for the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers killed in months of battles over the once state-of-the-art building.

Pro-Russian separatists and war prisoners sorted through rubble in the Donetsk airport on Thursday (February 26) looking for the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers killed in months of battles over the once state-of-the-art building.

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Separatist community in Donetsk downbeat on Ukraine ceasefire deal

As the ceasefire was announced in Minsk members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic held a rally in front of the rebel administration

As the ceasefire was announced in Minsk members of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic held a rally in front of the rebel administration

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The show goes on at Donetsk opera house

As war unfolds on its streets, the opera house in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk remains open against all odds with performers giving their services for free and audience members expressing app

As war unfolds on its streets, the opera house in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk remains open against all odds with performers giving their services for free and audience members expressing app

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People of Donetsk doubt peace talks in Moscow will achieve anything

Donetsk is a city that is weary, tired of the conflict and losing hope for the future. People in the rebel held stronghold in the east of Ukraine

Donetsk is a city that is weary, tired of the conflict and losing hope for the future. People in the rebel held stronghold in the east of Ukraine

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Debaltseve shelling rages as Ukraine rebels intensify assault

Fighting between Ukrainian soldiers and Russian-backed separatists is continuing to rage in and around Donetsk. Government troops are holding despite

Fighting between Ukrainian soldiers and Russian-backed separatists is continuing to rage in and around Donetsk. Government troops are holding despite

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In Eastern Ukraine killing of civilians worse

War in the east of Ukraine jumped to a deadlier level with the shelling of Mariupol on Saturday 24 January. Rockets hit a market, schools, homes and

War in the east of Ukraine jumped to a deadlier level with the shelling of Mariupol on Saturday 24 January. Rockets hit a market, schools, homes and

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Pro-Russian separatists take control of 15 settlements

Forces of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ took control of about 15 settlements in the suburbs of Debaltsevo. Some 8,000 Ukrainian

Forces of the self-proclaimed ‘Donetsk People’s Republic’ took control of about 15 settlements in the suburbs of Debaltsevo. Some 8,000 Ukrainian

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Pressure builds in US and NATO to supply arms to Ukraine

Should Ukraine receive military assistance? The question is being asked as never before in certain quarters following Kyiv’s recent military reverses

Should Ukraine receive military assistance? The question is being asked as never before in certain quarters following Kyiv’s recent military reverses

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Civilians suffer as Ukraine rebels step up battle for Debaltseve

Rebel rockets were seen streaking across the eastern Ukrainian sky on Monday, as the pro-Russian separatists continued to pound the strategic town of

Rebel rockets were seen streaking across the eastern Ukrainian sky on Monday, as the pro-Russian separatists continued to pound the strategic town of

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Shelling continues in Donetsk, Ukraine

At least one person was killed on Sunday when shells hit a street in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a day after peace talks

At least one person was killed on Sunday when shells hit a street in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, a day after peace talks

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23 dead in 24 hours in fresh attacks on eastern Ukraine

Dwindling hopes for peace in eastern Ukraine. As fighting rages on, reports suggest at least 23 people have been killed in 24 hours between January 31 and February 1.

Dwindling hopes for peace in eastern Ukraine. As fighting rages on, reports suggest at least 23 people have been killed in 24 hours between January 31 and February 1.

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War-war in eastern Ukraine no jaw-jaw in Minsk as peace talks aborted

Separatists in the rebel held Ukrainian city of Donetsk say government shells have hit a cultural centre where civilians were receiving humanitarian

Separatists in the rebel held Ukrainian city of Donetsk say government shells have hit a cultural centre where civilians were receiving humanitarian

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Memories of rebel control in Kramatorsk

Kramatorsk lies 70 miles from the front line of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It was taken by pro-Russian forces in April last year, before being

Kramatorsk lies 70 miles from the front line of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. It was taken by pro-Russian forces in April last year, before being

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Ukrainian forces 'firmly holding' positions, says Poroshenko

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his troops are holding the line against separatists and Russian forces, amid a surge in violence. His

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says his troops are holding the line against separatists and Russian forces, amid a surge in violence. His