SLAVYANSK (UKRAINE) - The people of Slavyansk would dearly love to believe Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko who promised "everything is going to be fixed up" during a lightning visit to the former bastion of pro-Russian rebels on Wednesday.
Ukrainian soldiers feed pigeons next to their APC, near the city hall on July 8, 2014 in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk
All but one street of this city of 100,000 people is without electricity and residents still have to draw water from municipal fountains. Hundreds spent the day milling around the central square waiting for humanitarian aid. The shops are open but there are not many customers since so few people have been paid. Even if they had been, the cash machines don't work.
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