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Museum Of War In Eastern Ukraine Gets Ready To Open

Curators are putting the finishing touches on exhibits at a new museum in Dnipropetrovsk devoted to the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The first exhibit to open is an outdoor display called "The Roads of Donbas," where streets signs point the way to the sites of major battles, littered with armored vehicles, ambulances, artillery, and other artifacts of war. The indoor part of the museum will open later this year.

Road signs riddled with bullet holes mark the entrance to the open-air exhibit of the Museum of Civil Heroism. The project is funded by the regional authorities in Dnipropetrovsk.
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Road signs riddled with bullet holes mark the entrance to the open-air exhibit of the Museum of Civil Heroism. The project is funded by the regional authorities in Dnipropetrovsk.

Most of the objects on display have been brought to the museum from the Donbas region, where the conflict continues to smolder between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists.
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Most of the objects on display have been brought to the museum from the Donbas region, where the conflict continues to smolder between Ukrainian government forces and Russia-backed separatists.

The exhibit called “The Roads of Donbas” shows the names of major battles in chronological order. 
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The exhibit called “The Roads of Donbas” shows the names of major battles in chronological order. 

A damaged ambulance that transported wounded fighters has been turned into an art installation.
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A damaged ambulance that transported wounded fighters has been turned into an art installation.

A reconstructed Ukrainian army checkpoint
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A reconstructed Ukrainian army checkpoint

A sign points the way to Donetsk.
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A sign points the way to Donetsk.

A sculpture by Volodymyr Raychenko titled “Gratitude”
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A sculpture by Volodymyr Raychenko titled “Gratitude”

The gun from a tank, donated by the Ukrainian military
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The gun from a tank, donated by the Ukrainian military

An exhibit dedicated to the battle of Karlivka 
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An exhibit dedicated to the battle of Karlivka 

The ground is scattered with spent ammunition.
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The ground is scattered with spent ammunition.

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A sign from the wartorn city of Pisky
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A sign from the wartorn city of Pisky

Shells collected by the military in Donbas
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Shells collected by the military in Donbas

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