The Bridge to Nowhere A Trip to the Pro-Russian Pseudo-State of Luhansk

The war is essentially over in eastern Ukraine, but peace hasn't yet begun. A visit to the self-proclaimed mini-state known as the People's Republic of Luhansk shows that the road back to normality is long and full of obstacles.
The bridge over the Donets River

The bridge over the Donets River

Foto: Emile Ducke/ DER SPIEGEL
Foto: DER SPIEGEL
Children in school uniforms in the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Luhansk

Children in school uniforms in the self-proclaimed People's Republic of Luhansk

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People wait for a bus in Luhansk.

People wait for a bus in Luhansk.

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Destroyed weapons of war in Luhansk

Destroyed weapons of war in Luhansk

Foto: Emile Ducke/ DER SPIEGEL
Foto: DER SPIEGEL