‘I report from Donbass and refugee communities inside Russia.’ The Donetsk City polling station and surroundings were targeted around one hour after we left for the border. Under a constant barrage of Ukrainian shells being intercepted overhead by Donbass Air Defence we managed to observe the referendum in sectors of Donetsk including the City of Donetsk and Makeevka school which […]
First published in October 2019, independent journalist Eva Bartlett reported from Donetsk giving vital context to the current conflict in Ukraine: On September 2, I left the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don via minibus heading northwest to the border of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and on into Donetsk. For my first few days there, I rented an inexpensive apartment […]
“We, the people of Donetsk, based on results of the May 11 referendum and the declaration of sovereignty of the Donetsk People’s Republic, declare that from now on DPR is now a sovereign state,” Republic Co-Chairman Denis Pushilin said. “Given the will of the people of the Donetsk People’s Republic, and in order to restore historical justice, we ask Russia to consider the issue of our republic’s accession into the Russian Federation,” he added.