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Donetsk Feels Pinch From Economic Blockade

Daily life in Donetsk, which is controlled by Moscow-backed separatists, is unpredictable. On the outskirts of the city, shell and rocket exchanges between insurgents and Ukrainian forces have a habit of overshooting. A pump station was hit last week, leaving an entire district without water. What isn’t unpredictable is the hardship many are facing, especially pensioners. The shops are still well-stocked with food and other goods, and trucks ferry in merchandise along the main...

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