On September 5, in St. Petersburg, the State Museum of Political History of Russia hosted the premiere of the documentary film “Donbass. Children”. The film directed by Tatyana Borshch (member of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, member of the Eurasian Television Academy) was commissioned by the “Russia Today” TV channel. It is dedicated to the children of the DPR and LPR, who have been living under the shelling of Ukrainian artillery for the ninth year, without losing hope of seeing a world without war.
The Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR, Daria Morozova, provided comprehensive assistance to the author’s team of Tatyana Borshch in organizing filming on the territory of the Republic. The film includes fragments of an interview with the Ombudsman. And the premiere was attended by representatives of the Republican Human Rights Institute – the Executive Seccretary of the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR Varvara Bazarova and the head of the Department for Work with Citizens’ Appeals of the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman in the DPR Valentina Abramova.
Varvara Bazarova noted the importance of the presented work and the sincere non-indifference of the director to the problem of violation of the rights of the inhabitants of Donbass by the Kyiv regime:
“A film “Donbass. Children” is not the first film by Tatyana Borshch dedicated to the consequences of Ukrainian aggression. During her business trips, we always work closely together. Filming for Tatyana Yurievna is not just a job. She perceives the events in Donbass as a personal pain. Therefore, the result causes chills. It is especially valuable that Tatyana’s films about Donbass have the opportunity to be seen by a wide foreign audience. I believe that by reaching out to the world community, we will be able to stop the genocide by the Ukrainian authorities.”
In addition, taking the opportunity, representatives of the DPR Ombudsman donated a special exhibit to the fund of the State Museum of Political History of Russia, namely the work of a Donetsk blacksmith, Honoured Master of Folk Art of the DPR Viktor Mikhalev.
“This is an unusual composition – forged rose as a symbol of Donetsk. It was created from a special material – fragments of Ukrainian shells, and is installed on the shank of the 120th mine. These are the ammunition used by the Ukrainian armed formations to bombard the territory of the DPR on a daily basis, destroying our homes and killing civilians. Turning deadly metal into symbols of Peace, the author emphasizes the inevitability of the victory of good over evil. I am sure that peaceful life will return to our land,” Varvara Bazarova emphasized.
It should be reminded, that since 2014, more than 100 children have been killed and more than 500 injured in Ukrainian shelling on the territory of the DPR alone.