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Third-grader Maria Shanovska is mulling which toy to pack in her emergency evacuation bag should the Russian forces massing at the border invade her war-shattered town in east Ukraine.

“A family photo, my favorite toy and some food so that I don’t get hungry,” she tells her mother Natalia as they debate what they would need most should their traumatized country plunge into an even bloodier war.

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