The film Donbass War: Airport. Part 2 explores the final stages of the fight for the Donetsk airport. From late 2014 to late 2015, tensions were flying high.
In 2014, Donbass residents who refused to recognise the results of “Maidan” were confronted by the severe reaction of the Ukrainian authorities. The Donetsk airport within the city limits became a stronghold the Ukrainian army wanted to retain. The Donbass militia was forced to stop them from taking it over.
In response to the Donbass people’s militia, the Ukrainian army directed fire towards the peaceful districts of the city. The film crew talked to Donbass residents who shared their memories about these times. They talk about how they had to hide from gunfire and lost their loved ones in the war. The participants of this tragic period defined the timeline of the events when the old and new terminals were taken by storm. The Ukrainian military eventually lost control, leaving Donetsk airport was destroyed.