Avdeevka, Donetsk region, Ukraine - 29 January 2015
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1. Wide of building destroyed by shelling
2. Close of damage to building
3. Debris on street
4. Debris inside school
5. Various of exterior of building and broken windows
Kiev, Ukraine - 30 January 2015
6. Wide of Colonel Andriy Lysenko entering news conference
7. Close up of map showing latest developments in eastern Ukraine
8. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Colonel Andriy Lysenko, Ukrainian military spokesman:
"Russian terrorists forces are relocating their units in the direction of Debaltseve and Vuhlehirsk in the Donetsk region. They are heading in a direction for a rebel attack on ATO (anti-terrorist operation) positions. Terrorists are making reconnaissance to find Ukrainian positions and carry out further artillery attacks."
11. Wide of Lysenko talking
12. Close of camera
13. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Colonel Andriy Lysenko, Ukrainian military spokesman:
"(Vuhlehirsk) is not under rebel control, the fight is still going on, counter-artillery fights. Ukrainian soldiers are not planning to leave their positions."
14. Wide of Lysenko leaving
Berlin, Germany - 30 January 2015
15. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Bulgarian Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov arriving for news conference
17. SOUNDBITE (German) Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister:
"The decision that was taken shows the unity of the European Foreign Ministers has been kept up, although many had doubts that this might not happen because of previous announcements of the new government in Greece."
18. Mid of Steinmeier and Mitov at news conference
19. SOUNDBITE (German) Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German Foreign Minister:
"We hope that reason still will be sufficient on all sides to now pave the way to a cease-fire, hopefully an enduring cease-fire."
20. Journalist asking question
21. Steinmeier and Mitov shaking hands and leaving
Ukrainian military spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko said on Friday that Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine were deploying in the direction of the towns of Debaltseve and Vuhlehirsk in the Donetsk region, and were likely to carry out further attacks on Ukrainian troops.
A day earlier Russia-backed separatists carried out heavy shelling in Avdeevka, which lies 20 kilometres (12 miles) north of the rebel-stronghold of Donetsk, itself the scene of heavy fighting between the opposing sides.
Ukraine's military acknowledged on Thursday that Russia-backed separatists had overrun the town of Vuhlehirsk in their onslaught against government troops in the east of the country.
The town, also known as Uglegorsk, is a strategically valuable railway hub which lies about 15 kilometres (9 miles) west of Debaltseve and around 60 kilometres (36 miles) northeast of Donetsk itself.
Lysenko denied that Ukrainian troops had lost control of the town, saying the fight was continuing and that "Ukrainian soldiers are not planning to leave their positions."
The loss of the town would make it even more difficult for the government to hold onto Debaltseve, a nearby railway hub that sits between the two main rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Debaltseve has been the scene of some of the fiercest fighting since the rebel offensive began this month after weeks of relative quiet.
Meanwhile on Friday, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier underlined the importance of EU efforts to tackle the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine.
At an extraordinary session in Brussels on Thursday, the EU's foreign ministers showed a united front at the announcement of new sanctions and a six-month extension of existing sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials.
"The decision that was taken shows the unity of the European Foreign Ministers has been kept up, although many had doubts that this might not happen because of previous announcements of the new government in Greece," Steinmeier told reporters in Berlin.
"We hope that reason still will be sufficient on all sides to now pave the way to a cease-fire, hopefully an enduring cease-fire," he added.
Last March, the EU imposed the first visa bans and asset freezes against officials linked to Russia's annexation of southern Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
The measures had been due to expire in March, before the extension was announced.
Since Russia's annexation of Crimea, the EU has steadily increased restrictive measures.