As shelling continues, residents who haven't fled rebel-held Donetsk in eastern Ukraine struggle to carry on with daily life. Sean Carberry reports.
STORY: It looks like a ghost town. But, there are still people living in this Donetsk neighborhood. Resident Mikhail says that they don't venture out often. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) DONETSK RESIDENT, MIKHAIL, SAYING: "They have been shelling since August. And every time they aim here, here. When they stop we come out." Fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine's army has eased in the past few months but the conflict is far from over. More than 6,500 people have been killed since the conflict broke out in eastern Ukraine in April last year. For local residents living in pro-Russian Donetsk, there are few options. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) DONETSK RESIDENT, ANATOLY BOROVOY, SAYING: "Where can we flee? There is nowhere." Anatoly Borovoy and his wife Svetlana try to maintain a sense of normalcy. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) DONETSK RESIDENT, SVETLANA BOROVAYA, PICKING APPLES, SAYING: "We were scared. Tanks, shrapnel... But I still come here every day. Sometimes I spend the night, sometimes not. Our son is afraid to come here altogether." (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) DONETSK RESIDENT, ANATOLY BOROVOY, SAYING: "That's how we live under shelling. We go to bed, then they start shelling and we wonder, whether it will hit our house or not. Yesterday it hit the house just up the street, destroyed their shower, toilet, everything." For most residents, it's a life of fear. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) UNIDENTIFIED DONETSK RESIDENT, SAYING: "We are afraid of everything now. We sleep in a basement over there, at Granny Olya's house. That is already second time for us. The first time the neighbors were hit, you see everything is destroyed. And this all is from yesterday." Ukraine and Western governments accuse Russia of providing military aid to separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine. Russia denies arming the rebels and blames the crisis on Kiev and the West.