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Ukraine war

'Staying no matter what': Ukraine auto parts plant adapts to war

Factories give local workers opportunities to help rebuild battered economy

Smoke rises after a Russian missile strike in Lviv, Ukraine, on May 3,. Russian missiles targeted the city, hitting electrical substations and disrupting power.   © AP

TOKYO -- At a partly reopened auto parts factory in western Ukraine, employees are back to work. But their workdays are far from back to normal.

When air raid sirens go off, everyone stops what they are doing and rushes to an old Soviet-era bomb shelter nearby. At night, production continues only after covering all of the windows with metal sheets to keep light from leaking out and potentially making the building a target for Russian bombs.

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