Photo Story – Situation on East of Ukraine frontline 

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An Ukranian serviceman checks situation on the position near the Zaytseve village not far from pro-Russian militants controlled city of Gorlivka Donetsk area, Ukraine, 21 February 2022 (made available 22 February). Russia on 21 February 2022 recognized the eastern Ukrainian self-proclaimed breakaway regions as independent states and ordered the deployment of peacekeeping troops to the Donbas, triggering an expected series of economic sanctions announcements by Western countries. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) and Luhansk People’s Republic (LNR) declared independence in 2014 amid an armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

VIA EPA-EFE/ALISA YAKUBOVYCH

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