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Does it really matter who shoots on Donetsk?


Fighting in Donetsk have never stopped. Even now, that the howitzer shots are not as frequent as a few days ago and the city is looking for an apparent normality, Ukrainian army and separatists fight their battle in the neighborhoods just north of the station. Meanwhile, people struggle to live. This is the story of one day in Donetsk.

Fighting in Donetsk have never stopped. Even now, that the howitzer shots are not as frequent as a few days ago and the city is looking for an apparent normality, Ukrainian army and separatists fight their battle in the neighborhoods just north of the station. Meanwhile, people struggle to live. This is the story of one day in Donetsk.

 Photo: Danilo Elia In Donetsk’s not hard to get to the front, just take a bus. It is one of the many absurdities of this war, like the restaurants open in the center and the sandbags on shop windows. Like the walls of the room trembling at the blows of howitzers and children going to school. And like the bus that takes people home zigzagging between shells holes on the ground.
Bus nr. 2 goes to the station. Trains no longer go. There are a couple of locomotives half destroyed and soldiers guarding the entrance. On the door of the left-luggage someone wrote “Shelter” with a red spray. The underground passage is open, there goes those who must go the other way, to Kuybishevskij district. It is an area made up of old houses with sloping roof, and courtyards. And in the courtyards there are games for kids, slides and baby walkers. And then, from there, small buses go to the suburbs of Pisky and Vesele. A stone’s throw from the airport. These areas were not evacuated. “People also need to go home,” says Andrei, the bus driver, shrugging. “What should we do? It’s my work.” 

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