Donbass Under Fire
Eight years have passed and, for many Donbass residents, living under constant shelling has become routine. They can recognize the types of missiles flying at them and can tell how close the battle is. While some were evacuated, others decided to stay in their homes with their pets. They had to endure attacks from the Ukrainian nationalist battalions and armed forces who would fire right at residential neighborhoods. They also saw their neighbors and relatives die. Many of the people who remained in Ukrainian territory were separated from their families in the Donetsk Republic by the frontline. Once that territory was freed by the Russian forces, they got a chance for a happy reunion.
Watch "Donbass Under Fire" on RTD website.