Russian-backed separatists and government forces are continuing to fight in eastern Ukraine.
The rebels founded the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic three years ago, but it is not internationally recognised.
Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports on how it is trying to create a sense of nationhood.
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