Relatives of soldiers serving in Ukrainian air defence base hold a placard "Give us back our sons and brothers!" as they demand the commanders to release them from service during the picket at the unit not far from the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk


Relatives of soldiers serving in the Ukrainian military air defense (R) ask commanders to release the soldiers from service, during a picket at the air base unit near Donetsk


A woman cries as she asks, along with other relatives of soldiers serving in the Ukrainian military air defense, commanders to release them from service, during a picket at the air base unit near Donetsk

Relatives of soldiers serving in the Ukrainian military air defense, hold a placard reading "Give us back our sons and brothers!" as they ask the soldiers' commanders to release them from service, during a picket at the air base unit near Donetsk