Donetsk Today

Donetsk Today

Dmitriy has visited Donbass – the region where the fighting was going on over Summer, around Donetsk, Ukraine and these are the photos he brought back. The building in this photo above is a museum: “Didn’t have a chance to visit the museum this summer, and it seems I never will be able to…” Let’s see more:

Donetsk Today

Donetsk Today

Donetsk Today

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Local billionaire’s fund, spreading humanitarian aid among the people.

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People come to get free food.

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Forming lines.

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A local hospital.

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People from the nearby houses who are too afraid to stay home at night, sleep in the cellar of the hospital.

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It’s very damp in the cellar, Dmitry says there is so much humidity there that it even affected the photo quality of his digital camera.

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People living there.

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No water supply.

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Water being brought in, in plastic bottles.

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Residential area.

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The kindergarten remains empty.

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Direct hit into the apartment building.

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That’s why they decided to stay in the cellar.

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However, not everyone left. People still walk the streets and wait for a bus at a bus stop.

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Some people still live here, however most of the apartments are empty with violently broken and smashed doors.

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A machinery building factory.

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A school. It stays empty, too.

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Dmitry says he is going to publish more photos, so we’ll keep you in the loop. Meanwhile, let’s say thanks to Dmitry for his voyage!

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15 thoughts on “Donetsk Today”

  1. For God’s sake, organise a referendum that both sides would agree to abide by the result or this non-sense will go on for ever .
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/19/only-vote-end-suffering-eastern-ukraine

    But sadly, too many parties have a vested interest for this conflict to go on .

  2. Russian (R) visits some other country,
    Airport Officer(O) asks him couple of questions:

    O- nationality?
    R- Russian
    O- Occupation?
    R- No, just visiting…

  3. This is friedly visit of Russian people. Poland remember it very well. Czech, Hungarian citizen forget about it very fast.

    Referendum? Froggy? Where you live? Maybe we make referendum where you live.

    • The Poles seem to have forgotten but the Czech & Slovak remember very well Poland invading them & seizing territories in 1938. The Germans also have not forgot Poland annexing Oriental Prussia. So maybe talking about the past will not help so much the present, don’t you think ?

      Actually yes we just had a referendum, it was in Scotland 2 months ago. Also successful election in Northern Ireland that ended an 25 years of guerrilla conflict.

      Eastern Ukraine has reach a point where there are only 2 viable long term options : partition or referendum . Anything else & the war will go on for generations .

      • With a crucial difference that those local european disputes have long been apologized for by the leaders of the respective countries, except for Russia, and mr Putin, who prides USSR’s history during the era, when it wanted switched sides with Germany to buy more time to prepare for war and because the German bad boys had more freebies (than the west) to offer to the imperialist USSR. A couple of years ago Putin was critical of the Molotov-Ribentrop pact, now he sees it solely as Russia’s defence strategy. It’s a shame that the Poles were resilient to agree to any Soviet troop movement through Poland while USSR was still trying to forge an alliance with the West, but with the hindsight, not surprising (Ex-Russian part of the newly independent Poland was always bound to end up as the biggest piece of a sweet pie for the USSR)

    • Czechs remember Soviet “international help” in 1968 and the **** they had to live in for 40+ yrs because of Yalta Conference very well.
      BTW, local sales of imported Russian vodka fell to minimum, just like they did in 1968 😀

      • Well… the Czech did Ethnic-cleansed their German-speaking minorities after the war… My very point is that everybody has a “skeleton in the closet” . Looking in the past is no excuse to repeat today the same mistakes …

        Oh well… less vodka , drink more slivovitz 🙂

  4. Real he-men, those Ukies, firing artillery at schools, homes, apartments, and now… a museum. Not to mention airport, and industrial sites.

    How could the people of this city of a million and neighboring towns and cities EVER want anything to do with the Kiev regime in the future?

    US started this mess, and keeps feeding it – dozens die every week, lives disrupted for years…

    • Not opposing, and starting are 2 different things.
      I was in Alchevsk, Lugansk, Kiev and Donestk in 2013 into 2014. The airport I flew in and out of is in ruins. The friends I have there have fled to Kharkov. I am an American born and raised. I am not an expert, but I have seen both sides. In the days of the Orange Revolution, Russia looted Ukraine, left no decent infrastructure, and said here is your independence. What would you have America do? We give money, it gets misused, we ask them to join the United Nations, they refuse. You make no mention of the EU, and Ukraine is a EUROPEAN country. Russia wont turn off our gas, starve us, blow up schools, and railroads here. Ukraine wants freedom and liberty, and communism. Its called civil war. Ireland, all of the Middle East, and US have done it. The question is simple to me….. Which do you want, and how badly. Russia has had my lifetime to make a better Ukraine, and if this is it, no wonder Ukrainians are looking westward. I am sure many still reflect on the contrast and success of West Germany in the shadow of East Germany. I know running water, sewage, and clean air were in short supply. Putin longs for the old days, and if thats what the east wants, put up the wall, just dont blame the US when they do. Let those that want to stay, be allowed to stay, those that dont, be allowed to go. Who do you think will not allow it? If you want US/EU to oppose war, stop shooting planes out of the sky, killing people in the streets,and take back the country. The alternative is you can post these comments, or you can go do something about it. I am an EMT, I helped where I could, for 6 weeks longer than I planned to VISIT. What did you do? Wait for the shooting to stop, and take pictures? In closing, America doesn’t have to do anything. Ukraine is a soverign country. If they want help, continue to beg the EU, go to The Russian Federation, or wait and do nothing. Just remember those are not American troops on the border, neither are there any from EU/UN on the other side. Blaming the US for the fundamental mismanagement of Ukraine, is blaming me for what you’ve done wrong, when we dont know each other.

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