Ukraine civilians near border fear Russia tensions

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    Russia has started pulling back some troops after mobilising tens of thousands to Ukraine’s eastern border.

    But civilians living there say they still fear an increase in violence.

    Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from the front-line town of Chermalyk.

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