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Donetsk residents flee Ukraine for Moscow

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Residents in the rebel-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have packed their bags and are getting on a train bound for Russia.

They've been at the mercy of Ukrainian forces and their intensified shelling -- and they say they've had enough.


"It is impossible to live here. There is no electricity, no water. And there is shelling every day. How can we live this way?...For now we have a place to go. We have relatives in Oryol. After that, I don't know what we are going to do."

Meanwhile, black smoke rises above a telecommunications building in the separatist and self-proclaimed "People's Republic" of Donetsk, after it was hit by shells from Ukrainian forces.

The shelling lasted for some eight hours on Sunday, local residents said.

The city faces a shortage of food, water and electricity, as the central government in the capital Kiev attempts to retake control.

For some residents, a j