Europe Stuck in the middle of a war zone on a Donetsk-bound train

As the fighting between government forces and eastern separatists grows more heated, residents find themselves wishing the rebellion had never happened.

By , Staff writer

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Nearly 12 hours into the journey, Train 38 had yet to reach its destination. Its string of aging carriages had set off from Kiev and sliced through bucolic farms and forests without stopping. Now it was approaching the rebel stronghold of Donetsk