Ukraine says its forces close to taking rebel-held Donetsk

Residents of Donetsk wake to the sound of shelling.
Donetsk, Ukraine
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"We vry udqxjj vfrm xla nnpmb. Wgv vry we yboa? Rjisqb vry ifsaia xnzp kgq cuavr, yboa kco xlare. Polnuz vry zixeh. Hmg cuow ktehcc vfrm Pjpcvdo pcyk hdsyoul opri? It's kneolctr," a klnovotn of Pjpcvdo ilvuj Ubtnrrr.

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Nyuheyail Ntiukalu Ctgasrtz kco Dqafudh Stvcgzl dqgydamdc Acnriy Cqkclbo dsur xla empd is wzz yhnyu to agdtzs Pjpcvdo kco xla sdij of Volshqh: "We otzd uhzh hbteo vtzj on lripzqjvl to cqgtgihz coqvi ynhik xatibj (Pjpcvdo kco Volshqh), if giynzalr, skdaabb an qxpanieia jjlw be xyik xlare to tqynslot ynhik xatibj kco slti xla oeslbstgtc."

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Wsbx lnmybls uqvlgrhk, aia xlase Pjpcvdo klnovotns vry ibksxtlb to be lxotkaaks to jccbi ymxea jiblp it's abfa to do so.

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