Members of the police of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic gather near a burnt-out armoured vehicle in Vuhlehirsk, Donetsk region
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Ukraine crisis: Life in the 'Donetsk People's Republic'

The leaders of Russia, France and Germany have held "constructive" talks on efforts to end the conflict in east Ukraine, a Kremlin spokesman says.

Meanwhile, a truce allowed civilians to leave Debaltseve in the region of Donetsk - a town at the heart of an upsurge in fighting in recent weeks.

The BBC's James Reynolds reports on how life is carrying on in what the rebels call the "Donetsk People's Republic".

  • 06 Feb 2015
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