Photo Gallery Quiet in Donetsk

The city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine has seen some of the heaviest fighting in the ongoing war there between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian military. A fragile ceasefire is holding, but normalcy is still a long way off.
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The city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine has seen some of the heaviest fighting in the ongoing war there between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian military. A fragile ceasefire is holding, but normalcy is still a long way off. Here, an image of the city's airport, which has been completely destroyed.

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Damage is extensive in Donetsk as it is in many of the surrounding towns. Here, sunlight shines through holes in the roof of a church in the area.

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Inside the city, there isn't much available. Russian goods enter from the east in the form of aid convoys, but that is about it. Here, two women wait for customers at their makeshift stand in Donetsk.

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The Russian aid convoys are controversial and many fear they are also used to deliver weapons to the pro-Russian separatists.

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People walking past a destroyed building in Vuhlehirsk. The ceasefire hammered out in February appears to be holding, despite an outbreak of violence immediately following the signing of that agreement.

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The war, though, is by no means over. And recovery will likely cost billions once the violence has come to an end. This image is from the airport in Donetsk, which received an expensive makeover just a few years ago in the run-up to the 2012 European Championship tournament hosted by Ukraine and Poland.

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Ukrainian servicemen on armored vehicles in early March not far from Donetsk. Both sides have pledged to withdraw heavy weaponry from the area as part of the ceasefire agreement.

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Pro-Russian separatists on the frontlines outside the village of Molochnoye just north-east of Donetsk.

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With fighting having died down for the time being, Donetsk hosted a beauty pageant on International Women's Day on Sunday for female soldiers fighting with the pro-Russian separatists.

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