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Ukraine conflict: Road to Debaltsevo
Donetsk, Ukraine
By Maria Zaviialova
10 Feb 2015

Ukrainian troops wait for orders on the road to Debaltsevo, where recent fighting has left scores displaced, killed hundreds of troops and led to the town being nearly surrounded by pro-Russian separatist soldiers.

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Ukraine Conflict: Kramatorsk Shelling
Kramatorsk, Ukraine
By Maria Zaviialova
10 Feb 2015

An ATO forward operating post was shelled near the town of Kramatorsk, causing casualties and damage to vehicles and roads.

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Civilians Killed in Kramatorsk Shelling
Kramatorsk, Ukraine
By Maria Zaviialova
10 Feb 2015

Kramatorsk was the scene of heavy shelling and rocket attacks, according to Ukrainian President Poroshenko from pro-Russian rebels, on February 10. The shelling killed twelve civilians and wounded more than 30.

Just days ahead of peace talks scheduled to take place in Minsk, pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces saw another round of heavy clashes. Both sides claim to have made gains during the battles.

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Daily life in Donetsk
Donetsk
By Arturas Morozovas
03 Nov 2014

Artillery shelling hits residential areas after clashes between Pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian army in one of the biggest eastern Ukrainian cities.

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This Ukrainian Story
Desna, Kiev
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

During the Ukranian Uprising in 2013 a group called Pravi Sector gained recognition for their bravery and violence against Viktor Yanukovich's riot police. Now they are a parallel militia that fights against insurgency in eastern Ukraine. They only count on donations from supporters and have few training camps. This collection portraits a training unit in Desna, north of Kiev.

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Pravi sector camp 01
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

Path to the training camp during the autumn.

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Pravi sector camp 08
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

Warriors getting ready for another day of disciplinary training. They also did one minute of silence as the previous day they found out that two of their partners have died on the front line.

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Pravi sector camp 10
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

Most days the meal consists of buckwheat and tea. In the lucky days they also get a can of tuna.

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Pravi sector camp 12
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

A machine is leveling the terrain for tank training.

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Pravi sector camp 13
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

A team get ready to assault a building as part of a training. All guns are airsoft guns.

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Pravi sector camp 14
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

A team parcticing assault during training.

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Pravi sector camp 15
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

Tanchik - codename - guides his team on an assault training mission.

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Pravi sector camp 02
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Viktor Yanukovich's picture is framed in the toilet's door of the training camp.

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Pravi sector camp 03
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Commander Berkut poses for a portrait.

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Pravi sector camp 04
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Dormitory of the training warriors - as they called themselves.

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Pravi sector camp 05
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Pravi Sector warriors doing military training.

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Pravi sector camp 06
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Pravi Sector warriors doing military training.

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Pravi sector camp 07
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Two warriors looking at Ukraine's map

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Pravi sector camp 11
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

The place where all warriors have their meals.

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Pravi sector camp 16
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Portrait of Mary - Codename. They all use codenames as they are part of a parallel army.
Most volunteers are man, however some women train and fight along Pravi Sector.

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Malaysian Passenger Plane Shot Down O...
Gravobo
By Elbaba
18 Jul 2014

July 18, 2014
Eastern Ukraine

A Malaysian passenger plane, was shot down over a pro-Russian separatist-held area, east of Ukraine. Pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government argued about who was behind the surface-to-air missile that downed the Malaysian aeroplane. There were 280 passengers and 15 crew members aboard the flight. There were no survivors.