As Ukraine’s biting winter begins to turn into spring, the war in the east is exacting a heavy toll on both sides.
In Bakhmut, Russian forces appear to have the advantage, having laid waste to the town but as yet failing fully to control it.
While in Vuhledar, a rail and road hub 100 miles to the south, the Ukrainians retain the upper hand for now.
Our International Editor Lindsey Hilsum spent the day with the 68th Brigade on the front lines close to Vuhledar and sent this report.
Shot and edited by Soren Munk and produced by Rob Hodge.