Civilians in Avdiivka wonder if they will survive the cold nights and random, incessant shelling.
New laws order replacement of Soviet-era monuments and memorials with Ukrainian nationalist symbols.
Despite the ceasefire, key industrial city is a strategic focus of Russian-backed rebel forces.
With the new ceasefire suffering violations, it remains to be seen if front-line fighting can be halted.
With repeated ceasefire violations, it remains to be seen if the two sides will lay down their arms and end the war.
Some 473,000 Ukrainians have been displaced as fighting continues – nearly double from two months ago, UN says.
In Semyonivka, where the Ukraine army is blamed for razing the village, any voting can be seen as a win for democracy.
Ukrainians brace for parliamentary election against the backdrop of months of conflict and mounting unrest.
More than 500 people have been killed in the contested city, where a shaky ceasefire holds.
Ukraine ceasefire has been repeatedly violated by shelling from both sides.