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Evacuees Flee Shelling And Shortages In Debaltseve

Ukrainian military forces are helping civilians evacuate the town of Debaltseve, which has been caught in the middle of heavy fighting. Residents have been struggling to survive without access to gas, electricity, or running water. Photographer Petr Shelomovskiy captured the scene as evacuees boarded buses to leave the embattled town. (RFE/RL's Current Time TV program)

Women prepare to board a bus to leave the town on February 4.
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Women prepare to board a bus to leave the town on February 4.

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A woman cries as she watches relatives prepare to leave.
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A woman cries as she watches relatives prepare to leave.

A rescue worker carries a child to the departure point.
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A rescue worker carries a child to the departure point.

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A family from the village of Chernukhino walked five kilometers to reach Debaltseve and catch a bus out of the area.
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A family from the village of Chernukhino walked five kilometers to reach Debaltseve and catch a bus out of the area.

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