Misery In Ukraine As Deadly Conflict Drives Civilians From Homes -- CNN
Donetsk, Ukraine (CNN) -- In the city of Donetsk, the devastation wrought by weeks of fighting between pro-Russia rebels and Ukrainian forces is all too apparent.
And as the civilians caught in the crossfire sweep up the debris of their homes and livelihoods, they are hardened against a president they say is killing his own people.
Alexander Omelyavenko, a Donetsk resident, told CNN, "We are Ukrainian but they kill us so we probably need our own country. Because these people in Kiev, they are not brothers for us."
Another Donetsk resident, Victoria Khrushova, wiped away tears as she told how her family had been forced to hide from the shelling in cellars.
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My Comment: The above CNN video report is a must see on how wide spread the suffering has become in this war zone, and how difficult it will be for the Ukraine government to win the peace in this region.