Ukrainians fleeing city slam 'pointless war'

As artillery pounds separatist-held Shakhtarsk, fleeing residents say they are unsure when they will be able to return.

Last updated: 03 Aug 2014 00:50
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With artillery pounding Shakhtarsk, one of several areas captured by pro-Russian separatists, those that can are fleeing the Ukrainian city, unsure when they will be able to return.

As Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Shakhtarsk, many people blame both sides for what they call "a pointless war."


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