What are Minsk agreements all about? Who, when and how arranged regular meetings of the Normandy Four leaders in the Belarusian capital? How did the warring sides react to the signature of Minsk agreements? Was there any real alternative to this document? Is it possible to achieve the goals set by the Normandy Four? A new documentary (see the screenshot above and the trailer below) created by reporters of 112 Ukraine TV channel tried to find answers to these and many other questions concerning the ongoing conflict in Donbas and its peaceful settlement.
Correspondent Bohdan Pilenko focused on the military theme. His characters are the living participants in combat, the Ukrainian servicemen who witnessed and survived bloody battles of Donetsk airport, Debaltseve, fights for Shyrokyne and defense of Mariupol (all in Donetsk region). “Every one of them is a hero, a star to steer by. Every one of them has a different life story, but they are all united by patriotism and their common goal – no retreat, no surrender, and fight till the end. There are no come-and-go people; each of them deserves a movie to be shot about”, Pilenko said.
112 Ukraine TV anchor Violeta Trykova focused on the parallel, “peaceful” plot in the documentary. In order to reconstruct the atmosphere that was there before the signature of Minsk agreements, she went to Minsk and found people who arranged all necessary preparations for the event.
“The country and the people should know who was behind all these huge efforts to stop the further bloodshed in Donbas. Thus, it’s more like philosophy-based film so that the viewers can learn about many details of the peace dialog, in particular, the obstacles that emerged in the way of negotiations. The audience would see how the overall situation could have turned out if there was no peaceful dialogue at all”, Violeta Trykova said.
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The documentary is to be presented on the first Sunday of the New Year, January 3.