Heavy Russian bombing was decisive in tipping the balance against the rebels
Daily air strikes have killed over 5,400 people throughout its war
A peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine came under renewed strain on Wednesday
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says rebel attacks remain ongoing in the east and threatens martial law if the ceasefire fails.
Amateur video purports to show rebel fighters clashing with government forces after destroying a regime headquarters in Aleppo.
Security is tight in the rebel-controlled city of Donetsk, as local residents largely ignore Sunday's Ukrainian parliamentary election.
Islamic Front militants attach explosives to liquified petroleum containers in a bid to drive government forces and Islamic State militants from...