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Civilians flee East Ukraine town of Avdiivka as fighting with Russian-backed separatists escalates

This segment originally aired Feb. 14, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO.

Toward the end of January, fighting in east Ukraine saw some of the highest combat deaths on the frontline, with more than 40 people dying in a two-week span. VICE News correspondent Jake Hanrahan went to the war torn industrial town of Avdiivka where the shelling has knocked out electricity and heating. The fighting has started to impact civilians living nearby in the city — at least six have been killed since January 29th.