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Monday, October 20, 2014


Eastern Ukraine: Slovyansk Amid The Cease-Fire

Published 26 June 2014

The city of Slovyansk has been a focal point of the conflict ravaging eastern Ukraine for months, with government forces battling pro-Russian separatists. Many residents have remained, but some have fled despite a cease-fire that was declared in the region by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. RFE/RL correspondent Andrei Babitsky got a firsthand look at the damage that has been inflicted on the city.

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An apartment building damaged by shelling.

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A burned out shop.

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A minivan destroyed by fire.

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A damaged and deserted fueling station.

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Slovyansk residents get drinkable water from mobile storage tanks.

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Damaged electical cables dangle into the streets.

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Graffiti that says "Russia" and someone has added "Not EU!"