They call the village of Chermalyk in Donetsk Oblast near the northern banks of the Sea of Azov and the area around it the "grey zone", because its centre is being controlled by separatists. Formally, it is hard for the government to establish control over cities and villages in the grey zone.
Being shelled almost every day, Ukrainian Army ensures the rule of law prevails here. They try to establish damaged infrastructure once again, and also settle the problems locals have.
Hromadske went on the ground to see how a usual day for people in the grey zone looks like, how people there make the living, and do locals find common ground with the Army.
// Video by Hromadske. Zaporizhzhia