The conflict has killed more than 13,000 people, including thousands of civilians. Now residents feel they are being asked to prepare for a full-out battle with Russia.
Could Ukraine lose the Donbass region to Russia, and if not, how much further loss of life could become necessary to ward off the threat? International allies like the US and others have voiced support, but will that be enough to protect Ukraine?
Or is Russia just flexing its muscles on its borders again, looking to keep everyone guessing, and retaliation at bay?
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