Ukraine conflict: Danger and exploitation for eastern coalminers

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    The yearlong conflict between Ukraine’s army and Russian-backed rebels is putting pressure on those working near the front line.

    Coalmines in the region have powered heavy industry for generations.

    But miners say the fighting is making their work more difficult.

    Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Gorskaya in eastern Ukraine.

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