A cat belonging to Right Sector battalion looks out towards a destroyed orphanage.

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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 at night in a war that seems to be never ending. With Russia now invading the country on all fronts in an all out conflict, Donbas will be difficult to reclaim should an end come in the near future.
A sign urging civilians to beware of landmines.
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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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The battalion begin to load ammunition to repel separatist attacks.
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The captain radios his scout following incoming sniper fire.

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Night time approaches and Ukrainian forces are returning 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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Troops return fire on opposition forces

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A soldier looks for movement having quelled incoming fire.

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A road along the LoC. One side where people live, another where opposing forces fight.

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Bullet riddled and on the verge of ruin, a family continue to live in the direction of fire directly across from the line of contact.

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The base of Donbas battlion.

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All members of the group begin work in preparation for another night of fighting.
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Two gunners, one specialised in sniper fire prepare for duty.

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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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