In this photo taken on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, a man walks his child past the shoes of a civilian fatality, victim of a Ukrainian army shelling, two days ago, in Donetsk, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Others in the residential neighborhood in northwest Donetsk were less fortunate. Five civilians were killed and 12 injured in fighting between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian rebels on Monday, according to the mayor's office. New York-based Human Rights Watch last week called on Poroshenko to investigate cases in which Ukrainian forces appear to have targeted civilians.Meanwhile, Ukraine blames the rebels for attacks on civilians, saying "terrorists" are trying to discredit government forces.Even with the threat of Ukrainian strikes, a semblance of normalcy has taken over much of Donetsk as government forces close in.About 40 percent of Donetsk's 1 million inhabitants have left the city, rebel leader Alexander Borodai said this week.
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