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‘How do you live here?’ A local podcaster takes on misconceptions about eastern Ukraine


Nika Perepelitsa’s podcast tells stories from a troubled region in rebirth
Local administrative building in Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine. Photo (c): Nika Perepelitsa. Used with permission.
For the people of Slavyansk, “How do you live here?” is not an uncommon question.
Given the tragedies this eastern Ukrainian city has endured — economic collapse and occupation by pro-Russia separatists in 2014 — you can’t blame those who ask it. But that they still do so in 2020 betrays some ignorance: life can be hard, but Slavyansk is no longer a warzone. While hardships endure, its residents have rebuilt a semblance of normal lives. Those young …read more

Source:: Global Voices

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