A boy and a dog look out from a bus stopped to be checked at a checkpoint on a road between Kramatorsk and Slavyansk on August 7, 2014. Fighting raged on in Ukraine’s industrial east, where local authorities have warned of a looming humanitarian catastrophe. Certain areas have been left without water or power and hundreds of thousands have already fled. NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen urged Russia to “step back from the brink” during a visit to Kiev on Thursday and vowed support for Ukraine as fears mounted that Moscow was preparing to send troops into the conflict-torn east of the country. By Anatolii Stepanov/AFP/Getty Images.