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Photos: Battle for Donetsk intensifies; both Russia and Ukraine claim control

Published on Dec 13, 2022 05:13 PM IST

On December 13, Russia and Ukraine said that the situation on the battlefield in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donetsk was difficult and claimed successes in repelling each other's attacks. The Donetsk People's Republic is one of four regions in Ukraine which Moscow had proclaimed as its own in September in an exercise Ukraine and its allies denounced as a "sham," coercive referendum. 

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A man rides past an American MaxxPro military vehicle in the formerly Russian occupied city of Lyman, Donetsk region of Ukraine, on December 11. Fierce fighting in the region in recent weeks has left unclear which parts of Donetsk are under Russian and Ukrainian control, Reuters reported.(Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 13, 2022 05:13 PM IST

A man rides past an American MaxxPro military vehicle in the formerly Russian occupied city of Lyman, Donetsk region of Ukraine, on December 11. Fierce fighting in the region in recent weeks has left unclear which parts of Donetsk are under Russian and Ukrainian control, Reuters reported.(Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS)

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Ukrainian artillerymen from the 24th brigade load ammunition inside a 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer at a position along the front line in the vicinity of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on December 10. Ukraine's top military command said in its daily battlefield update on December 13 that its forces repelled Russian in 10 areas of the Donetsk region. (Ihor Tkachov / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 13, 2022 05:13 PM IST

Ukrainian artillerymen from the 24th brigade load ammunition inside a 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer at a position along the front line in the vicinity of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on December 10. Ukraine's top military command said in its daily battlefield update on December 13 that its forces repelled Russian in 10 areas of the Donetsk region. (Ihor Tkachov / AFP)

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Olexandr, 41, and Petro, 50, members of the Ukrainian National guard demining team Battalion Dnipro 1, walk in mine fields, in the northern part of the Donetsk region, on December 12. Russia has claimed to be gradually advancing its positions, with the defence ministry saying on December 12 that its offensive there had killed 30 Ukrainian military personnel the day before, Reuters reported. (Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 13, 2022 05:13 PM IST

Olexandr, 41, and Petro, 50, members of the Ukrainian National guard demining team Battalion Dnipro 1, walk in mine fields, in the northern part of the Donetsk region, on December 12. Russia has claimed to be gradually advancing its positions, with the defence ministry saying on December 12 that its offensive there had killed 30 Ukrainian military personnel the day before, Reuters reported. (Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS)

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A man crosses a river on the debris of a damaged bridge in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on December 11. "A little more than 50% of the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic has been liberated," Denis Pushilin, Russian-installed administrator of the portion controlled by Moscow, told Russian state-owned news agency RIA.(Andriy Andriyenko / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 13, 2022 05:13 PM IST

A man crosses a river on the debris of a damaged bridge in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on December 11. "A little more than 50% of the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic has been liberated," Denis Pushilin, Russian-installed administrator of the portion controlled by Moscow, told Russian state-owned news agency RIA.(Andriy Andriyenko / AP)

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An emergencies ministry member walks at a local market hit by shelling in the course of Russia-Ukraine conflict in Donetsk, on December 12. Russian units surrounded the town of Maryinka, with fierce fighting taking place in its streets, the Russian TASS state-owned agency said on December 13, citing another Mocow-installed official, as reported by Reuters.(Alexander Ermochenko / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 13, 2022 05:13 PM IST

An emergencies ministry member walks at a local market hit by shelling in the course of Russia-Ukraine conflict in Donetsk, on December 12. Russian units surrounded the town of Maryinka, with fierce fighting taking place in its streets, the Russian TASS state-owned agency said on December 13, citing another Mocow-installed official, as reported by Reuters.(Alexander Ermochenko / REUTERS)

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A Ukrainian artilleryman from the 24th brigade stands inside of a 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer along the front line in the vicinity of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on December 10. The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said its forces had repelled a Russian attack on the frontline town, Reuters reported.(Ihor Tkachov / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 13, 2022 05:13 PM IST

A Ukrainian artilleryman from the 24th brigade stands inside of a 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer along the front line in the vicinity of Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on December 10. The General Staff of Ukraine's Armed Forces said its forces had repelled a Russian attack on the frontline town, Reuters reported.(Ihor Tkachov / AFP)

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Ukrainian service members rest in their shelter in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on December 9. Russia's sustained shelling of the frontline in Donetsk has completely destroyed the city of Bakhmut and heavily damaged the city of Avdiivka, which lies in the region's centre, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on December 9.(Yevhen Titov / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 13, 2022 05:13 PM IST

Ukrainian service members rest in their shelter in Bakhmut, Donetsk region, on December 9. Russia's sustained shelling of the frontline in Donetsk has completely destroyed the city of Bakhmut and heavily damaged the city of Avdiivka, which lies in the region's centre, Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on December 9.(Yevhen Titov / REUTERS)

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The remains of a cathedral on a war-torn church stand, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Lyman, Donetsk region, on December 11. (Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 13, 2022 05:13 PM IST

The remains of a cathedral on a war-torn church stand, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, in Lyman, Donetsk region, on December 11. (Shannon Stapleton / REUTERS)

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