Fears of new flareup in Ukraine as violence grows on frontline

A Ukrainian soldier patrols past a destroyed school in the village of Pisky near Donetsk October 26, 2015It’s been only two months since Yelena Krivonos has stopped sleeping in her cellar to hide from shelling, but now that violence has ticked up in eastern Ukraine she is headed back underground. Yelena’s house stands close to the frontline near Donetsk, the largest city held by pro-Russian separatists in the country’s east who have battled with Ukraine’s forces since April 2014. Officially the warring sides insist they have been withdrawing weapons, with Ukraine’s military on Saturday saying it has pulled their 82-mm mortars back from the frontline, following similar declarations by pro-Moscow rebels.

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