Anastasiya Chub,33, the wife of a missing volunteer Ukrainian, reacts as she shows pictures of her husband during an interview at her house on outskirts of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol on May 28, 2017.
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In August 2014, Anastasiya Chub could not wait to share wonderful news with her husband – that she was pregnant with the couple's second child.The remnants were found near Ilovaisk – a town in southeast Ukraine close to the border with Russia that saw one of the bloodiest clashes in the 38-month conflict with some 400 Ukrainian soldiers killed and more than 150 reported missing.This tally does not include the several thousand people listed as missing, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross.Valeriy Kraynikov, who lives across the front line from Chub, understands the data all too well.Kraynikov was told by witnesses that his son was captured by armed men of Igor Bezler, one of the notorious leaders of the local pro-Russian battalion.Searches for missing people are very slow during armed conflicts, Tenaud said.
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