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Searching for an end to eastern Ukraine's war ahead of presidential polls

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Head of Central Election Commission of Ukraine Tetiana Slipachuk shows a ballot for presidential election at a news briefing in Kiev, Ukraine March 21, 2019.
Head of Central Election Commission of Ukraine Tetiana Slipachuk shows a ballot for presidential election at a news briefing in Kiev, Ukraine March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

The conflict in eastern Ukraine has claimed around 13,000 lives, a quarter of them civilians.That’s according to the United Nations Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.Although Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called on the UN secretary-general back in February to draw up options for a peacekeeping mission in eastern Ukraine, civilians as well as military personnel continue to be wounded or killed on a daily basis.With the first round of the presidential elections taking place this weekend, voters in eastern Ukraine are mainly concerned with the on-going conflict in the region and to find a candidate who can finally put an end to it as Filip Warwick reports in this final five-part series.

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