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Shattered Ukraine town in rebel hands as leaders urge respect for ceasefire

February 19, 2015 12:35 PM
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Shattered Ukraine town in rebel hands as leaders urge respect for ceasefire

(CNN)The scene of devastation in Debaltseve, the town at the heart of the battle between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in recent days, is staggering.

Barely a house is unscathed by shelling. Elderly civilians trapped by the fighting still cower in basements. After most Ukrainian forces pulled out Wednesday, the separatists are now in control.

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