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Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops into two separatist regions in eastern Ukraine after recognizing their independence. Here are the latest images from the region

Ukrainians gather for "Mariupol is Ukraine" in Mariupol, Ukraine on Tuesday.Sergei Grits/The Associated Press

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Ukrainians attend a rally in the industrial city of Mariupol, located about 20 kilometres from the rebel-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine.CARLOS BARRIA/Reuters

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Yevgenia Bedyuk, 35, prepares her son Aleksandr, 2, to board the early-morning westbound train from Severodonetsk in eastern Ukraine to Kyiv.LYNSEY ADDARIO/The New York Times

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Protestors hold an anti-Putin rally near the Russian Embassy in Kyiv.ANTON SKYBA/The Globe and Mail

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Pro-Ukraine demonstrators hold flags and placards during a demonstration in front of the Russian embassy in Berlin on Feb. 22, 2022.JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

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People hold signs and chant slogans during a protest outside the Russian Embassy in Kyiv.Chris McGrath/Getty Images

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A tank drives along a street in Donetsk after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the deployment of troops to two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine.ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO/Reuters

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Ukrainian service members walk at the front line near the city of Novoluhanske in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.GLEB GARANICH/Reuters

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A Ukrainian service member walks along a trench at a position on the front line near the city of Novoluhanske in the Donetsk region.GLEB GARANICH/Reuters

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A Ukrainian service member walks along a trench at a position on the front line near the city of Novoluhanske in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.GLEB GARANICH/Reuters

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A family crosses from pro-Russian-separatist controlled territory to Ukrainian government-controlled areas in Stanytsia Luhanska, the only crossing point open daily.VADIM GHIRDA/The Associated Press

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A woman sits on a bus after crossing from pro-Russian separatists controlled territory to Ukrainian government controlled areas, in Stanytsia Luhanska.Vadim Ghirda/The Associated Press

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Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the body of Ukrainian Army captain Anton Sydorov, 35, killed in eastern Ukraine, during his funeral, in Kyiv.Emilio Morenatti/The Associated Press

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A Ukrainian soldier pays tribute to army captain Anton Sydorov, 35, killed in eastern Ukraine, during his funeral, in Kyiv, Ukraine.Emilio Morenatti/The Associated Press

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