Photo Gallery: No Man's Land in Ukraine

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Dmitri Beliakov / DER SPIEGEL

Mussa Magomedov, head of the coking plant in Avdiivka, a town located on the Ukrainian side of the cease-fire line with the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic says that during intense fighting last year, he was convinced his factory would be destroyed. The plant relies on coal from around the world -- and, in violation of the embargo, from Donetsk.