The insurgent stronghold of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe as a siege by government troops has seen water, electricity and food supplies cut off. Hazards including destroyed bridges and unexploded shells and mines create routes fraught with risks for Ukrainians fleeing the region.
In the above photo, a girl cries as she stands on the road with her luggage after she left her home near the village of Grabovo, 50 miles east of Donetsk, on Saturday.
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A family crosses a damaged bridge near the village of Debaltseve, in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine.
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First published August 3 2014, 10:40 AM