The official trailer of Ilovaisk motion picture appeared on the Internet.
The film is based on real-life events during the 2014 Battle of Ilovaisk, one of the most intense points in the whole conflict in eastern Ukraine; the film directed by Ivan Tymchenko will be first screened in cinemas across Ukraine on August 29, which marks the fifth anniversary of the battle.
The main cast includes Taras Kostanchuk, Anastasia Renard, Ruslan Sokolnyk, Serhiy Dzyaglyk, Oleg Drach, Oleksandr Mavryts and Yevhen Lamakh. The characters are portrayed by professional actors, as well as volunteers and witnesses, the veterans of Donbas battalion.
The plot reveals the story of Ukrainian military officer, callsign Bishut who was wounded in combat and stayed in the occupied city of Ilovaisk, as Russian troops encircled it and took control over it. Bishut is wanted by the Russian army officer Runkov, who had this war turned into a personal tragedy. He seeks revenge on the Ukrainian officer. It remains unclear, however, who of these two is actually trapped...
Ilovaisk battle, one of the most tragic pages in Ukraine's military history took place in August 2014. Back then, Ukrainian forces approached the city and were about to storm it so as to get rid of the units of pro-Russian separatists there. The city was almost liberated when regular Russian army units encircled a large group of Ukrainian troops there. The encircled Ukrainian units were offered to withdraw across the green corridor, as Russian troops guaranteed their safety. When the withdrawal process began, the enemy started shooting. Over 300 Ukrainian servicemen lost their lives in the obnoxious attacks; many more were wounded.