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Ukraine: Pro-Russian family desperate for ‘order’

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Two government buildings held by pro-Russian separatists despite tensions soar in Donetsk which is the eastern part of Ukraine.

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Ukraine’s decision on Wednesday to restart anti-terror operation against separatist raise concerns on many residents.

Three-quarters of its citizens in Donetsk province speak Russian as their native language.

However, since pro-Russian activists took over two municipal buildings in Donetsk, fewer rallies held in the streets.

One of the residents (Yulia Sadan) works at the Coffee Street Café, said now is back to business as usual in the city.

Sadan said: “When there were rallies the main street was closed and there were fewer customers, but now everything is calm in the city. People are walking in the streets. It’s nice and warm.”

At this time, the Ukrainian flag still flies over the Bank of Russia -- rumors that it was to be replaced by a Russian flag.

Parents rent tricycles, as mean of transportation, for children to ride in Lenin Square where near a small group of protesters.

Donetsk residents are worried about the plan of Ukraine government’s possible next moves on conflicted decision to get tougher on pro-Russian separatists.

Resident Vladimir Zosimov said the government should negotiate more. As he added, “very bad. There is no dialogue and this is already sad. And if there will be more victims it will be even more sad.”

Many people think is time for action, people like Vitaliy who did not want to give his last name.

Vitaliy said: “There needs to be more decisive moves toward the stabilization of the events in the region. That is not only my opinion but the majority of Donetsk residents, we are not in favor what is happening.”

Source: Voice of America



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