Leaving behind at least 9,000 dead, many more injured, and yet others detained and missing, the conflict in eastern Ukraine is now two years old and still it grinds on.

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‘My husband went to visit his mother. That was the last time I saw him.’

Gorlovka, Victoria Ostrovskaya’s hometown, was one of the main industrial centres in eastern Ukraine. But with the sudden outbreak of conflict in the country in April 2014, the inhabitants of Gorlovka found themselves on the front line – and the front pages.

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