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Ukrainian pensioners struggle to cross the conflict line

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Credits: Michelle Hoffman, producer / Bela Szandelszky, camera-editor  |  21 March 2018

Ukrainian pensioners struggle to cross the conflict line

Since armed conflict divided eastern Ukraine back in 2014, almost 1.3 million pensioners have found themselves caught in the middle, living in territory now outside of government control but dependent on state institutions for their hard-earned retirement pensions. To try to maintain access to those funds, the old and frail are forced repeatedly to make a difficult, costly and dangerous journey across the “line of contact”.

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