For nearly a year, a billionaire-funded Ukrainian militia and whip-wielding Cossacks are locked in a war of waiting near the long-contested Donetsk airport. The Republic of the Bridge and the Donetsk People's Republic, a line apart.
The young escaped. But in war-torn Eastern Ukraine, the elderly and the sick were left behind. Drugs can not get in. Medical care is difficult to come by.
Four Ukrainians born after the fall of the Iron Curtain decide whether they will look west to Kiev or east to Russia as their homeland crumbles around them at election time.
In the early days of war in Eastern Ukraine, steel workers sign up to patrol city streets and watch for signs of a rebel takeover.