A fire engine is parked next to burning printing factory hit by what locals say, was recent shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk August 23, 2014
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Ukraine crisis: 'Little optimism' ahead of talks

Ukrainian and Russian leaders are set to meet in Minsk on Tuesday, in a bid to ease tensions in the region.

More than 2,000 people have died in months of fighting between Ukrainian forces and separatists in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas.

Steve Rosenberg spoke to soldiers and families in Luhansk about the violence they are encountering on a daily basis.

He discovered few people are optimistic about the negotiations between Russia, Ukraine and the EU.

  • 26 Aug 2014
  • From the section Europe
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