Ukraine Crisis: Why Do Ukrainians Keep Crossing the Border to Russia?

Residents of the breakaway provinces travel to Ukraine to visit relatives, while Ukrainians go in the other direction to Russia

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Trucks at the Hoptivka border crossing, this week.
Trucks at the Hoptivka border crossing, this week.Credit: Liza Rozovsky
Liza Rozovsky
Liza Rozovsky
A man photographs his son next to a memorial featuring artillery and tanks in Kharkiv, Ukraine.Credit: Liza Rozovsky
Even today, at the Hoptivka border crossing with Russia, one can see a convoy of trucks several kilometers long.Credit: Liza Rozovsky
Marina Hryvnitskaya, who works for the human rights organization 'Pravo Na Zakhist,' at the Hoptivka border crossing.Credit: Liza Rozovsky
Central Kharkiv, this week.Credit: Liza Rozovsky

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