A woman walks by a burning local market after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on August 12, 2014.
A woman walks by a burning local market after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on August 12, 2014.Mstyslav Chernov—AP
A woman walks by a burning local market after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on August 12, 2014.
Vera and Vladimir leave a shelter in Ilovaysk, some 50km from Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on August 14, 2014.
A dead body lies in a street in the city's southwestern Petrovsky district after shelling in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on August 13, 2014.
A man clears debris as the Ukrainian army retakes a village from pro-Russian rebels onAugust 13, 2014 in Uglegorsk. Ukraine.
Crisis in UkraTatiana, 9, stands in a shelter in Ilovaysk, some 50km from Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on August 14, 2014. ine
Bloody footprints on the pavement after shelling in Donetsk on August 14, 2014.
Firemen try to put out a fire in Voroshyloskyi, a residential area of Donetsk, after it was hit by artillery shelling on August 14, 2014 in Ukraine.
Local people sit in a shelter in Ilovaysk, some 50km from Donetsk, eastern Ukraine on August 14, 2014.
People deliver aid for refugees occupying a building of the National University of Donetsk as shelter from conflict on August 12, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Shells damage a residential building on August 11, 2014 in Donetsk, Ukraine.
Member of the Donetsk People's Republic militias carry trays with bread for locals hiding in shelters in Ilovaysk 50km from Donetsk, Ukraine on August 14, 2014.
Passengers during a train trip from the village of Alchevsk towards Luhansk, Ukraine on August 13, 2014.
A couple lights a candle as they pray in a lower room of a church which was reportedly damaged by shelling in Luhansk, Ukraine on August 14, 2014.
A woman walks by a burning local market after shelling in the town of Yasynuvata, near the rebel stronghold of Donetsk,
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War Claims Thousands of Lives in Eastern Ukraine

Aug 15, 2014

As developments at the MH17 crash site have slowed, fighting in Eastern Ukraine has increased. According to the United Nations human rights office, the death toll from the Ukraine conflict doubled last week from 1,129 on July 26 to 2,086 on Aug. 10. Heavy shelling between the Ukrainian military forces and pro-Russian separatists continues, trapping civilians in the middle. Residents in and around the major cities of Donetsk and Luhansk find their lives interrupted as the military tries to regain control of two of its largest cities.

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