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Between War and Peace - Life Near the Front in Eastern Ukraine

The bloody fighting in eastern Ukraine may have died down, but there is no reason to regard the conflict as over. In spite the peace deal signed in Minsk in February, the ceasefire is fragile. Reporter Irene Langemann meets people from the city of Dnipropetrovsk, which is only 200 km away from the war zones.

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The conflict in Ukraine has long dominated people's lives here and irrevocably changed their way of thinking. Julia Segeda, a successful lawyer, and her husband have transformed their office into a collection point for relief supplies. Each week, the couple goes to the front line to deliver supplies directly to the soldiers there. Young mother Natalia Bornjakowa and her children had to flee from the Donetsk region and are happy to be safe, but they will never forget what they went through. Everyone wants peace and a better future for their children. But the tense situation in eastern Ukraine and their distrust of Russia still allows them no respite.