Globe in Ukraine: A slow return to normal life on the front lines Add to ...

October 31, 2014 8:49 PM

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On a lonely highway that cuts through the endless wheat fields of eastern Ukraine, a wall of sandbags – topped by a lonely blue-and-yellow flag – marks the end of the state’s control, and a new de facto border.

Out of sight, but just 10-minutes drive further east along the same Highway H15, is a second line of sandbags that marks the administrative boundary of the increasingly solid entity that calls itself the Donetsk People’s Republic.

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