Desire to Break Free from Ukraine Keeps Devastated Donetsk Fighting

In Eastern Ukraine, there’s supposed to be a cease-fire, but the fighting starts again every night. For two years, soldiers for the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic—with the backing of Russia—have fought the Ukrainian government to gain autonomy. In this segment for PBS NewsHour, Pulitzer Center grantees Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin report from the front lines.

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