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  • The cemetery of Saint-Iberia Monastery, situated close to the Donetsk airport, where separatist forces have been battling the Ukrainian Army since May, on November 13, 2014.
    An old woman stands in front of her house, destroyed in the fighting for Savur-Mohyla, a strategic hill in the Donetsk ridge, less than 5 km away from the Russian-Ukraine border, on November, 11, 2014. She was relocated from Lviv in 1954 to work in Donetsk’s mines. The only thing she said: "I don't want to live. When will I die?"
    Rebels from “Svarog” battalion attend the funeral of their fallen comrade in Donetsk. November 10, 2014.
    A man at the MH17 Malaysia plane crash site near village Rassipnoe , Donetsk region on November 11, 2014. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was travelling over the conflict-hit region when it disappeared from radar. A total of 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15 crew members were on board.
    The MH17 Malaysia plane crash side near village Rassipnoe , Donetsk region on November 11, 2014. Flight MH17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was travelling over the conflict-hit region when it disappeared from radar. A total of 283 passengers, including 80 children, and 15 crew members were on board.
    Freshly-dug graves of fighters on the strategic overlook “Savur-Mohyla”, the World War II memorial, located on a commanding overlook on Donetsk ridge, has been fiercely contested by rebel and Ukrainian forces since June, trading hands several times before rebel forces solidified control over the hill and surrounding area.
    The World War II memorial Savur-Mohyla, located on a commanding overlook on Donetsk ridge, has been fiercely contested by rebel and Ukrainian forces since June, trading hands several times before rebel forces solidified control over the hill and surrounding area.
    A volunteer from the “Black Tulip” organization searches for the bodies of Ukrainian army soldiers left on the battlefields, near Starobeshevo, Donetsk region, on November 15, 2014.
    Kalinina Hospital morgue, Donetsk, on September 26, 2014. According to Elizaveta Glinka, head of foundation "Spravedlivaya Pomosch" (Just Aid), 16 elderly people died of starvation in Donetsk in September, 2014.
    A religious procession walks the streets of Donetsk on November 4, 2014. This ritual has taken place every evening since May, 2014.
    Vegetables sold at 1UAH per kilogram (equals 0.053 Euro) in front of a polling place during election day in the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People's Republic” , in Donetsk, on November 2, 2014.
    The commander of battalion “Svarog” enjoys the ride at the Lenin square on the day of inauguration of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's republic leader, Alexander Zakharchenko, in Donetsk, on November 4, 2014.
    Teenagers Andrey, 18, and Danil, 14, killed by artillery on Nov. 5 while playing football in front of a school in Octyabrskiy district, Donetsk, are buried on November 7, 2014.
    Rebels from “Svarog “battalion attend the funeral of their fallen comrade in Donetsk, on November 10, 2014.
    Rebels from “Svarog” battalion attend the funeral of their fallen comrade in Donetsk, on November 10, 2014. He died in clashes near Maryinka, Donetsk region, his body was brought to Donetsk by the Ukrainian volunteers and exchanged for the bodies of Ukrainian soldiers.
    The funerals of the boys Andrey, 18, and Danil, 14, killed by artillery while playing football in front of a school in Octyabrskiy district, Donetsk, are buried on November 7, 2014.
    Rebels from “Svarog” battalion bid farewell to their fallen comrade in Donetsk, on November 10, 2014. According to the battalion’s commander, this is the first death they have suffered.
    A daughter bids farewell to her father, a fighter in pro-Russian battalion “Svarog”, in Donetsk, on November 10, 2014.
    The commander called Vargan of Svarog battalion cries at the funeral of the fallen comrade in Donetsk, on November 10, 2014. It is the first death in their battalion according to him. “Hail to Rus” is written on his back—implying that Slavic nations should rule the world.
    A woman participates in the religious procession in Donetsk on November 4, 2014. This ritual takes place every evening since months of May, 2014.
    The funerals of the boys Andrey, 18, and Danil, 14, killed by artillery while playing football in front of a school in Octyabrskiy district, Donetsk, are buried on November 7, 2014.
    The fighters of one group coming back from the front line greet soldiers of “Svarog” battalion, who are awaiting their turn to go to front line. They jokingly call each other "cannon fodder", recognizing of the high casualty rate on the front lines.
    "Svarog” battalion fighters wait for their turn to go to the front line - Donetsk airport, Octyabrsky districkt, Donetsk,on September , 26, 2014. They jokingly call each other "cannon fodder", recognizing of the high casualty rate on the front lines.
    Children stay in the air-raid shelter of Petrovsky district, Donetsk, on September 24, 2014. They have been living here with their relatives since month of July.
    A small funeral feast took place at the air-raid shelter of Petrovsky district, in Donetsk, on November 9, 2014.
    A small funeral feast took place at the air-raid shelter of Petrovsky district, in Donetsk, on November 9, 2014.
    The commander of Russian Orthodox army (right side) and his subordinate in the evening on November 14, 2014. They work tightly with Russian Oplot, public association, which fights in Novorossia (Donetsk is part of this "new country") against the Ukrainian government.
    A fighter from “Svarog” battalion poses in the hospital where his injured comrade is being treated, in Donetsk, on November 8, 2014.
    Soldiers of the Russian Orthodox army before going to the front line, Oktyabrsky district, Donetsk, on November 14, 2014.
    A road in Starobeshevo, where the volunteers from Black Tulip organization searches for the bodies of Ukrainian army soldiers left on the battlefields, Donetsk region, on November 15, 2014.
    A Soldier of Russian Orthodox army before going to the front line, Oktyabrsky district, Donetsk, on November 14, 2014.
    The cemetery Stcheglovskoe, where occasional shelling takes place for many months, in Donetsk, on November 5, 2014.
    “Svarog” battalion soldiers go on a reconnaissance patrol in a residential area of Octyabrsky district, Donetsk, on September 27, 2014.