October 13, 2014
Wow, I didn't know that there was one. Just came from East Ukraine together with news making group of Portuguese cablecasting. We were making broadcast in Schactje town near Luhansk. This is horrible place where Ukrainian National Guard eliminated all under 40 citizens and ruined every second house. There we met several groups of Ukrainian soldiers. There were some famishing looking guys in rags. Those guys didn't pay any attention at us. Their Commanders just asked our docs and wished us luck. Others were well-fed, with new guns. Those occurred to be those notorious National Guards. They expropriated all our recording equipment and our car. They detained our cameraman and accused him of espionage and relations to terrorists when he tried to protest. We could free him just after dozens of complaints to Ministry of Defence of Ukraine from the part of Portuguese embassy. He was kept in some jail together with several local men and women. Those people were working at Schastje thermal power plant. Everyday they were turned on the heat. Sometimes one or two were executed. Lucky that those neonazies were clever enough to leave our friend alone. Otherwise those bandits called Ukrainian militaries by some mistake would just pretend to know nothing about him.
Oh, and yes, there is unstoppable war in East Ukraine. Never heard about any ceasefire all the time we were there. Each day we woke up and went to sleep listening to endless booming of Ukrainian cannons. I don't know whom they shelled for there were no a single separatist for miles around.