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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

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.


An apartment building damaged by shelling.


A burned out shop.


A minivan destroyed by fire.


A damaged and deserted fueling station.


Slovyansk residents get drinkable water from mobile storage tanks.


Damaged electical cables dangle into the streets.


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