Russian occupation does not subdue Ukrainian patriotism in Donetsk

Ukrainian flag: Ukraine is her people

Ukrainian flag: Ukraine is her people 

2015/05/01 • Analysis & Opinion, War in the Donbas

Article by: A. N.

Facts of abduction, torture and murder of Ukrainians by the Russian occupation force in the Donbas are well established. Occupiers can detain you for many different reasons big and small: for saying positive things about Ukraine, for being of a non-Russian Orthodox faith, for criticizing the occupiers, to steal your flat or a car liked by an occupying soldier, or just because your former boyfriend or girlfriend denounced you as a “Ukrainian sympathizer.” The criminals that came to power under Putin’s marionette regime in Donbas are not concerned with fairness or even with an appearance of legality. In this environment, anything goes. Torture and death is a high price to pay for your convictions.  That’s why the bravery of people who live under those conditions and still display their love for their country is so extraordinary.

Remarkably, such a display was shown in the city of Donetsk, the largest city in the Russia-occupied territory of Ukraine, where anonymous patriots painted a children’s playground in the national colors of the Ukrainian flag: blue and yellow, as reported by the Donetsk news outlet 62.ua.

  • Residents of the Russia-occupied Donetsk had bravery to demonstrate their patriotism by painting the children's playground in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag (Image: 62.ua)
    Residents of the Russia-occupied Donetsk had bravery to demonstrate their patriotism by painting the children's playground in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag (Image: 62.ua)
  • Residents of the Russia-occupied Donetsk had bravery to demonstrate their patriotism by painting the children's playground in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag. (Image: 62.ua)
    Residents of the Russia-occupied Donetsk had bravery to demonstrate their patriotism by painting the children's playground in the colors of the Ukrainian national flag. (Image: 62.ua)

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  • Vlad Pufagtinenko

    Good work Tovarysh….you earned your “Putin pay for the day”.

    • Vlad Pufagtinenko

      good for you comrade.

  • Olga Dora Garbar

    Felicitaciones a estos ucranianos que tiene alma de kosacos, por el coraje de hacer y demostrar su amor a su tierra y su bandera , pintando los juegos de los niños con los colores azul y amarillo.- Desde Argentina los queremos y abrazamos, que Dios los proteja de los salvajes pro-rusos.- Gloria a Ucrania!!!!
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  • puttypants

    If Ukraine wants to be taken seriously with the above accusations they need to get photo’s and real intelligence to prove to the world. Here we are talking to ourselves. I believe you but will the world believe you?. Long live Ukraine!