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The Reports

This series of reports, shot by camera operator Louis Blair, took place over roughly two weeks in March 2014. The series of reports were from Donetsk in East Ukraine and Crimea during its annexation in 2014. It was broadcast on SBT (Brazilian TV network). Louis worked with Sergio Utsch, SBT’s international correspondent for Europe Africa and Asia.

Ukraine’s Civil War

In March 2014, the previous pro-Russian President of Ukraine and his party were overthrown by long and bloody protests in Kiev.

The reports started here, capturing the atmosphere of tension in the pro-European capital Kiev, to fighting in Donetsk and to the eventual annexation of Crimea by Russia to the South.

This eventually lead into full-scale civil war in Eastern Ukraine, weeks after the end of these reports.