Ukrainian agony - The concealed war (full On the Frontlines of Ukraine's Proxy War Between 5 months ago   1:42:03

Since mid-July 2014, our war correspondent team is still on site in the southeast of Ukraine – in the Donbass. We shot countless videos and scored over a thousand photos. The team of “Keep a close eye on by Mark Bartalmai” was the ONLY western and German team of journalists with the highest level of accreditation and therefore had access to many critical points in this civil war. Our materials are now being used in a documentary.

We made this documentary film from over 3 terabytes video that were filmed in several months on site.

It shows the different areas of the war in recounting episodes and individual stories – of civilians, soldiers and journalists. The focus is on the personal perspectives of each of the actors, supported by the recorded material, during and after the bombing of cities, battles and on people’s lives under war conditions in the middle of Europe.

The documentary is not an action movie. Rather, it lives from spoken word, by the voices of the people of the interviews and their impressions. Accompanied with sequences of events it draws a picture of the personal feelings of the participants – whether civilians, soldiers and journalists.

“Ukrainian Agony” is a silent film about the immense volume and violence of war. The propaganda has reached a new level of “quality”. Disinformation, concealment, half-truths up to outright lies are the “weapons” of certain Western media in this war – in an unprecedented degree.

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Mika Lopakka
bull shit doc,,,, w,, ger,, journalist, yep yep rus..fuck up
Yaroslav Petsenyuk
It breaks my heart to see that some people here actually believe this.

How can you say "Poor Russia, BIG BAD UKRAINE is going around and killing innocent people and trying to take back the Land (Crimea) that was always Russian land".

Obviously the land was not always Russian. For the past 20+ years Ukraine has been flourishing, building and taking care of this so called Russian Land. More than half of all food and water supply in Crimea was brought in from Kiev and greater Ukraine.

Putin has used the countries vulnerability during a time of crisis to capture back land that is simply strategically convenient for the Russian Navy. He does not care about these people and what this film leaves out that still to this day there are thousands of Ukrainian in Crimea that do not want to be a part of Russia.

"Did not want to be a part of Russia" is basically the whole story of this situation. The people didn't necessarily want to be in the EU. The people only wanted to live a better life. The protest itself was against the Ukrainian government that was and still is highly subjected to influence of Kremlin. Since day one Ukraine has been desperately trying to change this and after 20 years of being oppressed, people started fighting back. Enough is enough.

20 year ago, I used to live in Ukraine and I know first hand of what life is like over there. All of the American people backing Russia in the comments don't know how it feels to turn your house upside down for a few pennies so you can buy some dinner for your self. We lived about 10 miles from Poland and when I visited I was astonished on the quality of life that a person can have. I wanted that for Ukraine and I wanted that for my self.

The truth of the matter is that Ukrainian people do not have a right to pursue happieness like we do here in America and this is definitely caused by the Russian oppression.
Timothy Hasselman
Of course a German can sympathize with a larger country annexing parts of another one on pretext.....
Craig Macintosh
I got to 1hr35minns then felt it went "plumb" in my books
Craig Macintosh
Forgive me for asking, regarding MH17 didn't he swan through an active crime scene regardless? ?? If im right then don't you think he gets the "Brain's for reporting award? And as for the investigators are concerned, look at it like this. You just been told that something nasty is in your house and they have to come in regardless of what you think, same as a country. You can't just go wanging in without an okay "officially " anyway
Tyler Souza
Wayyyyyyyyyy too much text in the beginning that went away wayyyyyy too fast. I gave up trying to even read it, & already set a feeling of frustration & aggravation with the film for having lost out on information.

I thank you for having the guts to go and film this footage, But in film school they teach you to keep written information on screen like that short for the reasons I mentioned. You ignored that lesson and it did impact me as a viewer negatively right at the start of the film.
caleb abrams
Follow this report to the real truth.
the most truth about the conflict of any i've seen
This is a repeat of the Communist Russian invasion of Poland.
Michal Dobroň
Watch the Vice news and Russian roulette. I couldn´t watch this false propaganda longer than 8 minutes after I realized it is one-sided and moreover after 8 minutes I heard two lies: 1. nobody from western reporters were in Donbas - I am telling you watch Russian roulette by Simon Ostrovsky. 2. Description of Ukraine as a country where "all stopped to work." - You know what? Half of German industry (and many other countries) would stop work if Ukraine were in such chaos as you describe. Because Russian gas to Germany is transported through Ukrainian pipeline network. During Maidan revolution the shops were opened, transportation worked as well as electricity. As I said, I am not able to watch and listen these bullshits.
d. cypher
*all war is deception*
In the onset of the cold war, the west was woefully unprepared for intelligence work. The west had quite open economic ideas, which were not thought of in terms of security. Example: *if you simply picked up a phone book in the major countries in NATO, one could find the local military bases number, address, officers names, phone numbers, addresses, Russia had no such information availed.*
In Vietnam the V.C. (plf) simply walked up to the tax collectors, teachers, police officers, any human center of gravity. Knocked on the door and asked for so n so , they'd come to the door and be shot on the spot. They executed 1200-3000 south Vietnamese government officials and civilian cooperators en masse, in 1967? Alone. People complain about *Phoenix*
And, i can't agree w all the tactics, torturing and terror it utilized.
*fire is effective in fighting fire*
Fair? No.
Just? Probably not
The answer to everything? *no fucking way*

Yet, it did work.
A wounded animal is often the most dangerous.

Leave U.S. interests alone, trust me, these people will fuck you up.
Willy Wonka
For those who know what Russians are this is no surprise. A classless herd of sheep lead by a maniacal leader. If you think ISIS or Hitler were bad you should read about Russian history and the atrocities they have perpetrated and continue today.
Jesus Loves You
Yet another kremlin sponsored propaganda..."nice" try. Fake news BS. "Mark Bartaimai" is using a false name (real name Mirko Mebius), makes a living on Kremlin money.
This video is trash and deceiving. What the fuck had russian soldiers to do in Ukraine? Why did the russian army murder people at Ilovaisk, even its own people (russian soldiers captured by the Ukrainan army)? That german reported looks nothing german. And I know Germany very good.
Francis Cho
HAHAHA Anyone remember what happened to pols and jews during ww2 in ukraine ? I see it right here Once Again.
John Doe
Poroshenko is killing your sons, daughters and people , poor elder lady , because Poroshenko "sold out" , receives billions $$$$ from the evil US empire and NATO . I should know I am an American and I say damn the US empire, the corporations and NATO .
John Doe
1:18:03 the girl in the middle is very pretty . When she grows up she could get any man she wants . Instead she should go into modeling or acting and make money for herself . I say this because she is probably not getting any education . That is the main thing is to be in a warzone is to be denied an education , a child has little options in the future .
John Doe
The flight path of the MH-17 was unusual because that flight path never flew over Ukraine until this one . So someone going to tell me that eastern Ukraine and Russia somehow changed the flight path to shoot it down ? tell me another fairy tale .
John Doe
Nuland and John McCain were liars and supported neo nazis to lead the so called peaceful protests , the snipers on the Maidan Square shoot at anyone pro or against , in the main to move Ukraine towards the EU and US at any cost . The west is hypocritical and lied about the the conditions brokered with Crimea by Russia take back of the Crimea .
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