In the spring of 2014, Russia launched a hybrid war against Ukraine. First, the Crimean peninsula was annexed, then armed separatist platoons, with the support of Russian troops, annexed part of the Donbass. Donbass is the largest industrial part of Ukraine, which is based on mining and metallurgical enterprises.
Under the control of the separatists was Donetsk — the largest city in the region. In 1970, UNESCO awarded Donetsk the title «City of a Million Roses». A million inhabitants — a million roses. Each resident has a rose.
As a result of a military conflict, according to the UN in 2018, 4,400,000 people in the Donbass were in a difficult humanitarian situation, more than 1.5 million people became forced migrants. Most refugees are talented and educated people, representatives of the middle class. Lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, programmers, economists, aviators, artists, scientists, intellectual people fled from the war.
The Сolor of society has disappeared from Donbass.
The theme “Cities of a Million Roses” in the self-proclaimed republic of the DPR is used as propaganda. In the local media, news of the devastation and looting was mixed up with the planting of roses on city beds.
People disappeared from cities, infrastructure destroyed, mines and factories closed and looted. Terrorist authorities create a media image of the well-being and prosperity of the self-proclaimed “Republic.” They plant roses in city flowerbeds and fill the information field with the theme “Cities of a Million Roses”. But, the soul of the city is not clean sidewalks and flower beds, the soul of the city is people!
Used to create a movie various video materials borrowed from various online sources.
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