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Ukrainians on military operation in the east

9 July 2014 Last updated at 17:28 BST

Ukrainians from different parts of the country have been speaking to the BBC about the military operation against pro-Russian insurgents in the east of the country.

Government troops have made significant gains in the last few days, pushing rebels out of several towns in the region.

While some think it is about time the government dealt with the insurgents, others believe Ukraine is paying too high a price for the military operation and a peaceful resolution should be reached.

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