In Ukraine’s city of Donetsk, Russia and the Great Patriotic War exert their influence

By Will Englund, April 10, 2014

DONETSK, Ukraine — A sign on the balcony of the occupied administration building reads, “Mother Russia. Help your children of the Donbass.”

Russian flags decorate what is now the headquarters of the “People’s Republic of Donetsk,” which suggests that the self-declared heads of that republic don’t have their hearts in it, or at least not in its genuine independence.

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