Life on the frontline of Ukraine's war | The Economist A HYBRID WAR | A Short Documentary about 5 months ago   04:16

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War has raged in eastern Ukraine for the past three years between Ukraine's army and Russian-backed separatists. Two residents discuss how they live their lives under a constant fear of shelling and whether they see an end in sight to fighting.

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Since 2014, Russian-backed rebels have been fighting the Ukrainian army. A majority of Donetsk residents are pro-Russian and believe that the region's resources are vital to Ukraine's economy.

Many residents on the Ukrainian-held side of the frontline blame Moscow for starting for the war. More than 9,800 people have been killed in the fighting. The rebel force numbers 40,000, it includes an estimated 5,000 Russian soldiers.

Moscow wants Kiev to recognise rebel-held territory as an autonomous region of Ukraine. Kiev wants Moscow to withdraw its troops and return control of its borders with the rebel region.

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Viggen
Watch Graham Phillips reports if you want to know the truth about war in Ukraine
https://ufl.ae/videow/jNZMqVZkRb8
Caleb M. F
Russia is only at war with Ukraine because they want the black sea
Kaleb Cartier
Don't let this video lie to you, in reality the war is fratricidal it's a brothers war being fought over religious and Linguistic policies. The Ukrainians practice Ukrainian orthodoxy whereas Russians practice their own version. The core issue is that many in the Orthodox Church view the Ukrainian sect to be Separatist and heretical in their beliefs. Once the Ukrainian orthodox began persecuting Russian practitioners this whole argument escalated. Ukrainians are sick of corrupt politicians, dictators, and lack of progress, it was only a matter of time until some of them wished to return to Russia.
Matthew Burger
look this is an issue of self determination, the right that people have to rule themselves. it should never have gotten to a war. there should have been a plebiscite then end of story. from what i read (this may be wrong) the eastern ukrainians and crimea tried to hod referendums on 16 occasions before the war but were denied even haveing them by the ukraine government. it would be like Scotland asking for a referendum 16 times but british government saying no every time. but i'm not from the area so i have don't really know and have no right to judge.
Bob Low
IF THE PATRIOTS OF EAST UKRAINE WANT TO BE INDEPENDANT OF THEIR CORRUPT KIEV GOVERMENT...LET THEM... WHY ARE WE SUPPORTING A CORRUPT KIEV INSTALLED GOVERMENT? 1776. FOLKS 1776...
Jorge abuauad
Kiev dictatorship coup murder their own people
Lord Shadowz
They need to keep killing Russian troops. Soon we will be sending Javelin missiles, advanced TOW 2's, AT4 missiles, as well as other goodies for Putins troops and any separatists to suck on. The people who died on that plane will be avenged. Putin and his oligarchs will continue to be sanctioned more and more and Russia's economy will continue to shrink. We will help train Ukraines troops to fight the Russian troops and give them thermal imaging systems and night time helmet mounts so they can fight st night better and be accurate. This way Ukraine can take its country back and then make peace with itself and settle things politically and kick Putins troops out.
Pa Ki
Ukraine is now a puppet of >USA< neo nazi state with hate and criminal corruption!! We will see soon the fall of neo nazi ideology and unification of Russian land!!
Michael Janchura
killing people and mass destruction makes us feel happy.......dumb cunts.
Jack Owen
I feel the anger but i must say that this video doesn't give us insight what realy made this conflict trigger. People say it's maidan, others say it's maybe the Odessa incident. Europe might use Ukraine as their little toy to play against Russia, so does the USA. It's all about politics and the poor poeple the victims and the brainwashed are all being played and used as puppets. They are fighting for nothing but the great power wishes. By they i mean the ukrainian forces.
Martin
This video failed to show the real truth that the Ukrainian separatists are fighting for both their freedom and their lives!
The claim that there are 5000 russian army soldiers in Ukraine is just false, only 57 russians have been identified by the corrupt Ukrainian regime.
Who can blame them for picking up arms when there is plenty of statements from Ukrainian politicians that they want to exterminate the population of Donesk just like Hitler did to the jews.
galihkelor
I support a peace, first rebels has to have a leader, a temporary goverment. As having goverment, next step is having teritory, thats will be the reason to have peace talk with Ukraina Govt.
RANBO JOHN
return the kurl land to japan
Одмин Одминович
Сидит чмошник в ободранной халупе, и на фоне ковра рассуждает о своем величии. Типичная жертва пропаганды
Annunaki581
FIRST OF ALL THE UKRAINNE HAS ILLEGALLY INVADED SOVERIEGN COUNTRIES THEY ARE FACIST NAZI TERRORISTS ATTACKING INNOCENT FREE PEOPLE IN THE DONBASS !!!! WHETHER THE UN OR EU RECOGNISES DONETSK OR LUHANKS THE FACT IS THEY ARE SEPARITE FREE REPUBLICS FIGHTING TO DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST NAZI TERRORISTS !!!! YES RUSSIA IS DOING WHAT IT CAN UNDER AND WITHIN INTERNATIONAL LAW TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF DONBASS WITH FOOD MEDICINE CLOTHING AND OTHER ESSENTAL MATERIALS AND SERVICES. THERE IS NO RUSSIAN MILITARY PRESENCE OR RUSSIAN MILITARY WEAPONS. THE UKRAINIANNE FACISTS FABRICATE ALL TYPES OF MIS INFORMATION ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN THE DONBASS AND ARE CONTINUOUSLY LIEING ABOUT THEIR ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES THE KIEVE GOVERNMENT ISNOT A LEGAL GOVERNMENT IT WAS PUT IN PLACE WITH ILLEGAL NATO HELP !!!!
Seek Truth
If someone just bombed the vatican ..90% of world problems would be solved
Mounted Czarina
Shit, I'm glad I don't live there.
Survival Russia
This whole problem started with John McCain and Victoria Nuland.
kawa1244
Wołyń 1943 - we will not forget .
We will not help you,
meme12
Viva Novorossiya. Im American and the entire world is so proud of you. Down with the Soro's backed Ukrop Azov Nazi ISIS scum! Unite Rus and RISE!!!.

S Nami Bog Novorossiya!
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A HYBRID WAR | A Short Documentary about Life on the frontline of Ukraine's war | The Economist 5 months ago   30:37

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A HYBRID WAR is a 30-minute short documentary that attempts to explain the so-called hybridization, or "hybrid war," of the Ukraine conflict since the Euromaidan protests in 2014.

a THREAD AND ANCHOR FILMS production

produced, directed & edited by JASON BLEVINS
cinematography by JASON BLEVINS, NOEMI CHARLOTTE THIEVES
additional photography by DARIUS ESCANDAR

special thanks to the CENTER ON GLOBAL INTERESTS

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