This documentary gives the background to what was really happening in Ukraine prior to the Russian special military operation. The S.M.O was not only absolutely necessary, it was years overdue. That is all that President Putin can be criticized for. Why on earth did he wait so long? This carnage went on for eight years before he intervened. How many civilians – men, women and children – died? No one really knows. No one ever does when the situation is so ghastly and chaotic. Estimates range from 14,000 to 23,000.
The war was waged by the government in Kiev against their own people. They shelled civilian areas – there were no other areas. Why? Because the Donbass is largely occupied by Russians and they wanted to escape the persecution to which they were subjected in Ukraine.