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'We Just Want It To Stop': In Ukraine's Frontline Towns, A Sense That Putin's Declaration Won’t Change Much

Oleksandr, a 59-year-old retired coal miner, lives in a decrepit house in the village of Zaytseve, around 200 meters from a forward post manned by Ukrainian airborne assault soldiers. Asked about the possibility of Russian troops moving into Zaytseve, he said: “How could I know about the Russian troops if I don’t even have any electricity?” Photo: Mike Eckel (RFE/RL)