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Donbass: Battle of Debaltsevo


In summer 2014, fighting began in Southeast Ukraine, as Ukraine’s armed forces were tasked to subdue the rebellious region of Donbass. Debaltsevo, which is a vital railway junction, together with Uglegorsk — a town a few kilometres away — were a wedge in the Donetsk People’s Republic, cutting Donetsk off from the main road to another major city in the region — Lugansk. Gaining control over Debaltsevo was strategically important both to the militia and the government forces. The militia was defending the territory, desperately trying to maintain the link between the two rebel capitals.

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Available in Russian, with English subtitles,
in Spanish and Arabic languages