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Ukrainian Army Recovers Its Dead
Debaltsevo
By Viktor Miroshnikov
03 Apr 2016

A team from the Ukrainian Army recovers the remains of a soldier killed in action from a grave in a field near the city of Debaltsevo. The remains are moved to a facility where DNA testing is carried out to determine the soldier’s identity. Once an identity is confirmed the remains are turned over to family members.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Ukrainian army prisoners of war are being paraded in front of an angry crowd. Celebrating the 23rd year of Ukrainian's independence since the fall of the USRR, the pro-Russian separatists are responding to Kiev's own military parade with their own show. As they parade dozens of prisoners of war through the streets, the separatists show their determined stance against the central government.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Ukrainian army prisoners of war are being paraded in front of an angry crowd. Celebrating the 23rd year of Ukrainian's independence since the fall of the USRR, the pro-Russian separatists are responding to Kiev's military parade with their own show. As they parade dozens of prisoners of war through the streets, the separatists show their determined stance against the central government.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Hundreds have gathered on Lenin Square to celebrate Independence Day. Celebrating the 23rd year of Ukrainian's independence since the fall of the USRR, the pro-Russian separatists are responding to Kiev's military parade with their own show. Parading dozens of prisoners of war through the streets, the separatists are showing their determination against the central government.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A pro-Russian sympathiser is guarding a burned-out wreck destroyed and brought over by rebels for the independence parade. Celebrating the 23rd year of Ukrainian's independence since the fall of the USRR, the pro-Russian separatists are responding to Kiev's military parade with their own show. Parading dozens of prisoners of war through the streets, the separatists are showing their determination against the central government.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Rebels are showing off destroyed Ukrainian army armour to the public on Lenin Square. Celebrating the 23rd year of Ukrainian's independence since the fall of the USRR, the pro-Russian separatists are responding to Kiev's military parade with their own show. Parading dozens of prisoners of war through the streets, the separatists are showing their determination against the central government.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Ukrainian prisoners of war are being taken away by bus after being paraded on the streets. Celebrating the 23rd year of Ukrainian's independence since the fall of the USRR, the pro-Russian separatists are responding to Kiev's military parade with their own show. Parading dozens of prisoners of war through the streets, the separatists are showing their determination against the central government.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
24 Aug 2014

August 24, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Ukrainian army prisoners of war are being paraded in front of an angry crowd. Celebrating the 23rd year of Ukrainian's independence since the fall of the USRR, the pro-Russian separatists are responding to Kiev's military parade with their own show. Parading dozens of prisoners of war through the streets, the separatists are showing their determination against the central government.

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Maryanivka
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
19 Aug 2014

August 19, 2014, Maryanivka, Donbass, Ukraine. Locals take shelter during intense shelling nearby. Ukrainian forces are inching closer to the besieged city of Donetsk where thousands of separatists have regrouped to hold one of their last remaining strongholds in the region. South of the city, the agglomeration of Maryanivka has been under intense shelling from government troops loyal to Kiev, killing civilians and soldiers alike and forcing locals to take shelter in cellars around town. This fighting suggests a potential government ground offensive to retake Donetsk.

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Maryanivka
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
19 Aug 2014

August 19, 2014, Maryanivka, Donbass, Ukraine. A young orphan urinates in a pot inside the cellar. It is too dangerous to go above ground with Grad missiles landing nearby. Ukrainian forces are inching closer to the besieged city of Donetsk where thousands of separatists have regrouped to hold one of their last remaining strongholds in the region. South of the city, the agglomeration of Maryanivka has been under intense shelling from government troops loyal to Kiev, killing civilians and soldiers alike and forcing locals to take shelter in cellars around town. This fighting suggest a potential government ground offensive to retake Donetsk.

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Maryanivka
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
19 Aug 2014

August 19, 2014, Maryanivka, Donbass, Ukraine. A woman finds a relative killed by a government shell. Ukrainian forces are inching closer to the besieged city of Donetsk where thousands of separatists have regrouped to hold one of their last remaining strongholds in the region. South of the city, the agglomeration of Maryanivka has been under intense shelling from government troops loyal to Kiev, killing civilians and soldiers alike and forcing locals to take shelter in cellars around town. This fighting suggest a potential government ground offensive to retake Donetsk.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. The lonely grave of a fallen separatist soldier who died fighting Ukrainian army forces.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatist soldiers stand by during the burial of four of their fellow soldiers.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatists carry the coffin of one of their fallen soldiers back to his local town and now final resting place.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatists ready the graves of four soldiers who died fighting Ukranian army forces. The soldiers were locals from a small village South of Donetsk near the front lines- now their final resting place.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Two sisters comfort each other at the solemn burial ceremony of their fallen brother, a separatist soldiers who died fighting Ukranian army forces.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Two sisters stand before the grave of their fallen brother as his fellow soldiers fire shots in the air as a respectful tribute. Their brother was one of four separatist soldiers who died fighting Ukranian army forces.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatist soldiers comfort each as they mourn the loss of a fellow fighter who died fighting Ukrainian army forces.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Relatives help bury four separatist soldiers who died fighting Ukrainian army forces The soldiers were from a small village South of Donetsk, near the front lines.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatists bury four of their soldiers who died fighting against Ukrainian army forces.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A priest fills the grave of one of the four separatist fighters.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatist soldiers fire shots in the air to pay tribute at the burial of four fallen fighters who died fighting Ukranian army forces.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Soldiers and relatives gather at the grave of a fallen separatist soldier as a priest presides over the ceremony.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Relatives of fallen separatist soldiers held burry their dead as a priest presides over the ceremony.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Relatives help bury four separatist soldiers who died fighting Ukrainian army forces The soldiers were from a small village South of Donetsk, near the front lines.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

August 18, 2014, 20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatists participate in the burial ceremony of four of their fallen soldiers.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Soldiers and relatives gather at the grave of a fallen separatist soldier.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Two sisters stand before the grave of their fallen brother as his fellow soldiers salute in respect. Their brother was one of four separatist soldiers who died fighting Ukranian army forces.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A priest and fellow soldier prepare the religious ceremony for the burial of four fallen fighters from a local village South of Donetsk, near the front lines.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. At a burial ceremony, a separatist soldier mourns the loss of a fellow fighter who died in battle against Ukrainian army forces.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. At a burial ceremony, separatist soldiers pay their respect for the loss of four fellow fighters who died in battle against Ukrainian army forces.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatists carry the coffin of one of their fallen soldiers back to his local town and now final resting place.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. The two sisters and fellow soldiers of a fallen separatist fighter arrive at his burial ceremony.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. At a burial ceremony, separatist soldiers mourn the loss of four fellow fighters who died in battle against Ukrainian army forces.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatist soldiers carry the coffin of a fallen soldier at his burial ceremony. He was a local from a small village South of Donetsk near the front lines.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A priest presides over the burial of four separatist soldiers.

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Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
18 Aug 2014

August 18, 2014, Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Shelling has damaged a powerline feeding the main Donetsk water filtering station, urging locals to stock up on water rations. Other water supplies have been cut due to intense fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatists help in the burial of one of their fallen soldiers as a priest presides over the ceremony.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. Separatists pay their respect at the burial of four of their fallen soldiers.

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Ukrainian Separatists Bury Their Dead...
20KM South of Donetsk
By Jonathan Alpeyrie
17 Aug 2014

20KM South of Donetsk, Donbass, Ukraine. A separatist soldier mourns the loss of a fellow fighter who died fighting Ukrainian forces near the front lines.