Shifting Sentiment in Donetsk

Shift in Donetsk: While locals used to openly express support for the separatists, I heard no praise for the rebels this time. …

A shopkeeper confided that she and all her acquaintances were impatiently awaiting the Ukrainian Army. A taxi driver railed that the anarchy was a bonanza for criminal gangs….It wouldn’t be correct to call the current fighting a civil war because of the ambiguous, outsize role Russia has played.

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