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Donetsk: An American Glance

A first-hand account of the situation in Donbass

RTD with Miguel Francis Santiago, the author of “Crimea for Dummies”, go to Donetsk where a bloody conflict is in full swing. With contradictory information coming from the region, witnessing the situation first-hand is the only way to find out what’s really happening there. RTD crew and Miguel Francis Santiago set off to Donetsk, where shots are still being fired and shells exploding, with a camera as their only weapon. They want to see what the situation there is like with their own eyes. They go to the Donbass Opera House that also serves as a bomb shelter for locals and visit the city’s devastated airport. On their way, they talk to anti-government fighters to learn why they took up arms, as well as common citizens who are trying to go on with their lives and preserve a sense of normality in these dire circumstances.

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