Ukrainian soldiers fire on pro-Russian separatists in the eastern town of Avdiivka. Photo: 31 March 2017Image copyright
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At least 13,000 people have been killed since the conflict in Ukraine’s east broke out in 2014

Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelensky, has backed in principle an agreement to bring elections to the territories controlled by Russian-backed separatists in the east.

It is hoped that the deal will eventually lead to peace in the Donbas region devastated by more than five years of fighting.


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