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Fear for the children at Ukraine orphanage

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 00:57

Luhansk orphanage evacuates children as fighting resumes after ceasefire ends. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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They fear for the children at this orphanage in eastern Ukraine. With the end of the ceasefire comes trepidation that no one is safe. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) CHIEF DOCTOR OF LUHANSK REGIONAL ORPHANAGE, IRINA KOPEYKA, SAYING: "We decided to move because it's not safe here anymore. We are afraid that a shell may hit the building, and that our children may get traumatized or, God forbid, something else happens. That's why we are moving to a safer place." Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko ended the ceasefire, vowing to use force to dislodge separatists in the east. Russia's Foreign Minister is calling for a halt to Ukraine's military actions warning of "a new round of bloodshed." With parts of the east under siege -- some of these children have known little but war -- they will have to find peace some place else.

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Fear for the children at Ukraine orphanage

Tuesday, July 01, 2014 - 00:57