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Snipers and skepticism abound near the battlefield in eastern Ukraine.


Inside an old industrial complex in the city of Avdiivka, a few kilometres from the frontline in eastern Ukraine, the wreckage of trucks and discarded machinery litter the floor.

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Signs on the way warn of the danger of snipers, and doors in the old factory hall are riddled with bullet holes from a war that has killed 14,000 people since 2014, according to the United Nations.

It broke out in 2014 after Moscow annexed Crimea and Russian-backed separatists declared two regions in eastern Ukraine — Donetsk and Luhansk — independent from Kyiv.

Separatists have been fighting Ukrainian forces ever since, although the intensity has reduced in recent years amid attempts at finding a peace deal.

Avdiivka is quiet for now, but the US has warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent. Moscow has repeatedly denied that allegation.

Lieutenant Oleksiy, 22, navigating his way through a slippery factory hall, told Euronews the situation was tense.

Frosts in Brazil have impacted supply.(Supplied: Melbourne Coffee Merchants)

From the city to the outback, people will feel the pain, but Mr. Parnham claimed that the hike was long needed because the average $4 cost of a regular latte, cappuccino, and flat white had remained constant for years.

“In actuality, it ought to cost $6-7. It’s only that coffee shops are delaying passing on to customers that pricing per cup “explained he.

Raoul Hauri, the shop’s roaster, claimed that despite this, more than 300 consumers continued to come in each day to get their fix. Nobody really raised an eyebrow, he claimed. “We anticipated more opposition, but I believe that right now people are understanding.

specialized base since, because to the high cost of doing business, we are unable to reduce our prices to remain competitive, according to Ms. MacLaughlin.

“All those things will aid in our regrowth of our coffee plantation.”

Candy and her husband Marion produce 40 tonnes of coffee annually but they are prepared to scale up operations(Supplied)

Despite the fact that there are over 100,000 Russian forces stationed close to the Ukrainian border with artillery, missiles, and aircraft, the soldiers here don’t think Russia will attempt a new invasion of Ukraine. Despite recent claims from Russia that troops are reentering their garrisons, NATO and the US said they have not yet observed any evidence to support this.

In the event of a Russian invasion, NATO has stated that it will not send its military to Ukraine. Instead, Western nations have been threatening severe measures like the shutdown of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, specific sanctions directed at Kremlin officials, and the potential disconnection of Russia from the Swift banking system.

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