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On the line of separation in eastern Ukraine

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces are seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces are seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces are seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic holds a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic holds a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic holds a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic points a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic points a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic points a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic walks at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic walks at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic walks at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic carries a grenade launcher at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic carries a grenade launcher at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022....more

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic carries a grenade launcher at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Militants of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic walk at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Militants of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic walk at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Militants of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic walk at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic holds a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic holds a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic holds a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic holds a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic holds a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic holds a weapon at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Zholobok in Luhansk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces pulls a log in a sled at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces pulls a log in a sled at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces pulls a log in a sled at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces strokes a dog at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces strokes a dog at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces strokes a dog at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces walks at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces walks at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces walks at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces holds a dog at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces holds a dog at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces holds a dog at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces walks at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces walks at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces walks at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Avdiivka in Donetsk Region, Ukraine January 25, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces walks at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels near Horlivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, January 22.  REUTERS/Anna Kudriavtseva

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces walks at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels near Horlivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, January 22. REUTERS/Anna Kudriavtseva

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces walks at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels near Horlivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, January 22. REUTERS/Anna Kudriavtseva
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A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels near Horlivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, January 20.    REUTERS/Anna Kudriavtseva

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels near Horlivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, January 20. REUTERS/Anna Kudriavtseva

A service member of the Ukrainian armed forces is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels near Horlivka in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, January 20. REUTERS/Anna Kudriavtseva
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Service member of the Ukrainian armed forces Volodya, known by the nom de guerre Yakut, is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Popasna in Luhansk Region, Ukraine, January 6.  
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Service member of the Ukrainian armed forces Volodya, known by the nom de guerre Yakut, is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Popasna in Luhansk Region, Ukraine, January 6. ...more

Service member of the Ukrainian armed forces Volodya, known by the nom de guerre Yakut, is seen at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Popasna in Luhansk Region, Ukraine, January 6. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A militant of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) observes the area at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces near the rebel-controlled settlement of Yasne (Yasnoye) in Donetsk region, Ukraine, January 14.      REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A militant of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) observes the area at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces near the rebel-controlled settlement of Yasne (Yasnoye) in Donetsk region, Ukraine,...more

A militant of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR) observes the area at fighting positions on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces near the rebel-controlled settlement of Yasne (Yasnoye) in Donetsk region, Ukraine, January 14. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces walk at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Popasna in Luhansk Region, Ukraine, January 6. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces walk at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Popasna in Luhansk Region, Ukraine, January 6. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces walk at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the town of Popasna in Luhansk Region, Ukraine, January 6. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic walks in a trench at a fighting position on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces near the settlement of Frunze in Luhansk Region, Ukraine December 24, 2021.   REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic walks in a trench at a fighting position on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces near the settlement of Frunze in Luhansk Region, Ukraine December 24, 2021. ...more

A militant of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic walks in a trench at a fighting position on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces near the settlement of Frunze in Luhansk Region, Ukraine December 24, 2021. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Militants of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic are seen at a fighting position on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces near the settlement of Frunze in Luhansk Region, Ukraine, December 24, 2021.   REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Militants of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic are seen at a fighting position on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces near the settlement of Frunze in Luhansk Region, Ukraine, December 24, 2021. REUTERS/Alexander...more

Militants of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic are seen at a fighting position on the line of separation from the Ukrainian armed forces near the settlement of Frunze in Luhansk Region, Ukraine, December 24, 2021. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A Ukrainian service member is seen at a position on the front line near the town of New York (Novhorodske) in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 17, 2021.   REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

A Ukrainian service member is seen at a position on the front line near the town of New York (Novhorodske) in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 17, 2021. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

A Ukrainian service member is seen at a position on the front line near the town of New York (Novhorodske) in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 17, 2021. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko
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Ukrainian service members smoke in a trench on the front line near the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian service members smoke in a trench on the front line near the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Ukrainian service members smoke in a trench on the front line near the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces stand guard at combat positions on the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the settlement of Krymske in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, January 4, 2022.  REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces stand guard at combat positions on the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the settlement of Krymske in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, January 4, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces stand guard at combat positions on the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside the settlement of Krymske in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, January 4, 2022. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces gather in a trench at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside Krymske in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, January 3. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces gather in a trench at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside Krymske in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, January 3. REUTERS/Maksim Levin

Service members of the Ukrainian armed forces gather in a trench at combat positions near the line of separation from Russian-backed rebels outside Krymske in the Luhansk region, Ukraine, January 3. REUTERS/Maksim Levin
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Ukrainian service members walk on the front line at the industrial zone of government-held town of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 17, 2021.   REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

Ukrainian service members walk on the front line at the industrial zone of government-held town of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 17, 2021. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

Ukrainian service members walk on the front line at the industrial zone of government-held town of Avdiyivka in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 17, 2021. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko
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A Ukrainian service member is seen on the front line near the village of Zaitseve in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian service member is seen on the front line near the village of Zaitseve in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian service member is seen on the front line near the village of Zaitseve in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 18, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Ukrainian serviceman walks along a street near the front line in the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021.    REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian serviceman walks along a street near the front line in the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian serviceman walks along a street near the front line in the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Ukrainian service member looks at impacts of bullets in a window of the house of a local resident near the front line in the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian service member looks at impacts of bullets in a window of the house of a local resident near the front line in the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian service member looks at impacts of bullets in a window of the house of a local resident near the front line in the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A house damaged by shelling is seen in the village of Zaitseve, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine December 16, 2021.    REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A house damaged by shelling is seen in the village of Zaitseve, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A house damaged by shelling is seen in the village of Zaitseve, in the Donetsk region, Ukraine December 16, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A Ukrainian serviceman is seen on the front line near the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian serviceman is seen on the front line near the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

A Ukrainian serviceman is seen on the front line near the village of Travneve in Donetsk region, Ukraine, December 15, 2021. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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