BLOOD RUNS

The War for Eastern Ukraine Intensifies

The battle for Luhansk in photos.

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A Ukrainian soldier during a battle with pro-Russian separatist fighters at Slovyansk, Ukraine, on June 4, 2014. Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine have taken two government bases in battles around Luhansk, seizing quantities of ammunition and explosives from a border guards post and taking another installation after National Guard forces ran out of ammunition.

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A pro-Russian rebel carries items seized from an Ukrainian border troops military unit in Luhansk. The compound was seized by pro-Russian rebels who collected large amounts of weapons and ammunition left behind by the Ukrainian troops.

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A picture taken on June 4, 2014 shows lost barracks of patrol service regiment of the National Guard of Ukraine based in Lugansk after pro-Russian militants seized the building. The militants were firing from residential buildings and areas with the use of heavy weapons. After the 10-hour combat Ukrainian troops left the unit as the bullets and the ammunition run out. Three Ukrainian soldiers were wounded during the assault.

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Pro-Russian rebels hold weapons standing outside the gate of an Ukrainian border troops military unit in Luhansk.

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A pro-Russian rebel stands outside an Ukrainian border troops military unit in Luhansk.

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An armed pro-Russian separatist collects rifles outside a seized regiment building of the National Guard of Ukraine in Lugansk.

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Abandoned ammunition lies on the floor of an Ukrainian border troops military unit in Luhansk.

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A priest blesses a barricade outside the regional state building on June 4, 2014, seized by separatists in Lugansk to commamorate people died as a result of unknown explosion on June 2, 2014.

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Pro-Russian armed men walk in an entrance to a border guards base, which they seized, on the outskirts of Luhansk. Pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine have taken two government bases in battles around Luhansk, seizing quantities of ammunition and explosives from a border guards post and taking another installation after National Guard forces ran out of ammunition.

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Pro-Russian rebels for an honor guard next to the coffin of Alexander Alexandrovich Gizai, a member of military-patriotic group 'Kaskad' who was killed Monday during clashes with Ukrainian troops, during his funeral in Luhansk.

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A mother and child who have fled from fighting in Slaviansk, stand in their temporary accommodation in the town of Nizhnaya Krinka in eastern Ukraine on June 4, 2014.