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Ukrainian arts enjoy surprise revival in conflict-riven east

DONETSK: In a grungy cellar bar, a young crowd sings along to a melancholy ballad in Ukrainian. Nothing unusual here -- except that the concert is taking place in the stronghold of Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine. The Ukrainian language has faced an unofficial ban here since war broke out between separatists and Kiev's forces more than four years ago. "Promise me that tomorrow will come for sure," a female vocalist sings to acoustic guitar in the city of Donetsk, the rebels' de facto capital, with…