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“This
is nothing compared to what it was yesterday,” one of them
says.

The
soldiers stand by the damaged bridge at the entrance to the village.
There are children’s drawings taped to the wall of the
abandoned house that serves as a base now. Luhanske is located
in 15 kilometers away from Debaltseve, an important railway junction
and the sight of the greatest fears at the moment. Some 8,000 Ukrainian soldiers are still engaged in a tense standoff with Kremlin-backed insurgents threatening to encircle them.

Despite
a cease-fire announced by both sides at midnight on Feb. 15,
Debaltseve is still being severely shelled. The Kremlin-backed separatists of the
self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic insist that Debaltseve wasn’t
part of the cease-fire agreement. They say that because it’s surrounded, it’s now part of their territory.

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