Donetsk Oblast: A coal mine near the frontline continues to operate as a source of income despite fighting nearby.
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Kharkiv residents learn how to operate firearms at a school just outside the city centre.
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Ukraine: Documenting conflict on the frontline of Donbas. A pivotal line of defence for both sides. The following photos show fighting before, during and after battle. Those who remain in what is now known as the 'grey zone' are mostly the elderly who are unable to leave. Many protect what they own from looters and care for the pets of those who evacuated.

Nadezna looks out her window telling of how she looks after the pets of residents long gone hoping they will return.
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A local resident who wishes to remain anonymous showcases the entry point of a bullet through her living room wall where she and her family continue to live.
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A school in ruins following an attack by a missile from separatist forces.

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Following a night of fire, a soldier drinks Kvass as he readies supplies for another night of fighting.

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A captain radios his scout following incoming sniper fire.

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Ukrainian forces return fire.

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Troops return fire on opposition forces

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A soldier looks for movement having quelled incoming fire.

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A nervous soldier smokes a cigarette during battle.

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The same soldier shows his disgust for a colleague who takes a photo of him during the battle. This is prohibited as it can alert opposition troops to their location.
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Donbas resident Irina stands in what was once her home.
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A family settle for dinner to retain a sense of normality even though bombs reign down on the village.

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The family's home is riddled with shrapnel marks. They renovated despite knowing it could potentially be demolished again.
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A local discusses her difficulties during the war and how she has lost half her home.

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Maria complains of the damage to her home following a night of shelling.
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A local orphanage destroyed during a battle.

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A soldier looks out onto enemy lines searching for movement.

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