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Hard Times In Luhansk

Hard Times In Luhansk
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For almost a year, areas of eastern Ukraine under the control of Russia-backed separatists have been cut off from the rest of the country. The economic price is enormous. Much of Ukraine's 17 percent fall in GDP is due to the collapse in economic activity in these areas. At the market in Luhansk, money is scarce and prices are soaring. The common refrain: ''Somehow, we're surviving." (RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service)