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A Photo Essay: The Survivors of War in Eastern Ukraine

Despite the Minsk cease-fire agreement in February of 2015, heavy fighting continues between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, leaving many people feeling abandoned.
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Local resident Lida cries outside Noah's Ark Church in the town of Krasnohorivka, saying, “in Kyiv they are far from reality, they cannot understand that war came to this town." (Adam Bailes/VOA)
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Local resident Lida cries outside Noah's Ark Church in the town of Krasnohorivka, saying, “in Kyiv they are far from reality, they cannot understand that war came to this town." (Adam Bailes/VOA)

Pastor Vladimir Ivanov, a volunteer from the Good News Church brings much-needed food aid into Krasnohorivka. The pastor says the situation is very dire and that the food brought by other churches and the Red Cross is not enough. (Adam Bailes/VOA)
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Pastor Vladimir Ivanov, a volunteer from the Good News Church brings much-needed food aid into Krasnohorivka. The pastor says the situation is very dire and that the food brought by other churches and the Red Cross is not enough. (Adam Bailes/VOA)

Shelling destroyed many homes this year, including this apartment block in the town of Krasnohorivka, where residents are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. (Adam Bailes/VOA)
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Shelling destroyed many homes this year, including this apartment block in the town of Krasnohorivka, where residents are on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. (Adam Bailes/VOA)

A pro-Russian fighter walks through what remains of the rebel-held Donetsk airport, after intense fighting. (Adam Bailes/VOA)
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A pro-Russian fighter walks through what remains of the rebel-held Donetsk airport, after intense fighting. (Adam Bailes/VOA)

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