Some flee, others head home at Ukraine-Russia border crossing

People are seen through a bullet hole in a window as they wait in line to cross the border to Russia on September 12, 2014 in Izvaryne, a border post near Krasnodon, eastern UkraineThousands of Ukrainians congregate every day at the border post of Izvaryne, one of the main crossing points between Russia and the breakaway eastern region of Lugansk, shellshocked by months of fighting. On Ukraine’s side of the frontier in the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR), as it was christened in May by pro-Russian separatists, a line of cars stretches down a crumbling road leading to the border. Sasha sits behind the wheel of one of the stationary vehicles, preparing to flee with his family to Russia. Sasha says he and his family will stay in Russia for the time being.

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