Nothing shows the will of ordinary people to try to lead normal lives like the public transport that regularly crosses to and from rebel territory in the Ukraine.
Ted Phillips is a New York City-based reporter and staff writer at Newsday in Long Island. His work abroad includes reporting and photojournalism in post-war Bosnia and Kosovo.
Pro-Russian separatists backed by Russian troops are closing in on Mariupol, the strategic city that stands between them and a land route to Crimea.
The strategic coastal city of Mariupol is bracing for attack as pro-Russian rebels move south and say the capital isn't safe.