Chronicles of heroic Ukrainian Donetsk Airport “Cyborgs” soon on the big screen

2017/04/12 - 20:28 • News

Article by: Tom Bell and Romeo Kokriatskiy

The 2014–2015 Battle for Donetsk International Airport will long be remembered in Ukrainian history. The Ukrainian soldiers who repelled intense daily gunfire and artillery attacks became a symbol of resistance. In fact, the opposing combined Russian army units and separatist forces labelled the Ukrainian troops ‘cyborgs’, for their superhuman effort in stopping any enemy advance on the airport complex. In the final gruelling days before Ukrainian soldiers left Donetsk Airport, dozens were killed in combat or taken hostage as prisoners of war. Now, a new film chronicling the Ukrainian soldiers’ fight and sacrifice for Ukraine is being produced for the big screen.

The movie called ‘Cyborgs’ in English, following the daily lives of one Ukrainian volunteer battalion, just after government-led forces established full control over Donetsk International Airport for the first time in four months.

Film director Akhtem Seitablaiev took on the challenge of putting the story on the big screen. His goal is to showcase the bravery of these Ukrainians legends to the whole world.

Akhtem Seitablaiev, Director of film ‘Cyborgs’

“I want to express a thought of mine, that especially young men like these are the future of our country, these smart, worldly, patriotic men, and those who know the price of life, death, dignity”

To ensure the film accurately portrays the struggles of the Ukrainian soldiers, they are constantly consulting the “cyborgs” themselves — as well as other Ukrainian soldiers and volunteers.

Roman Yasynovskyi, Actor in film ‘Cyborgs’

“Kyrylo Nedria, who’s callsign is ‘Docent’, works with us frequently. He was in a company at Donetsk Airport. I also have friends who served in the ATO (Anti-Terrorist Operation Zone). A friend of mine is a sniper. We spoke with very many acquaintances of mine, who were there before filming began”

The full-length film ‘Cyborgs’ was one of the winners of a competition by the State Cinema Committee of Ukraine. The budget of the film is more than 1.5 million U.S. dollars, 50 percent of which was provided by the state.

The theatrical release of ‘Cyborgs’ is planned symbolically for December 6th, 2017, the third anniversary of the fall of the old airport terminal.

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  • Randolph Carter

    Brave warriors and true – never give up, never surrender. You have something more powerful on your side that Russian will never have with all of its weapons. Your have your homes, your land, your families, your country – and above all, your honor and faith to a righteous cause. These are things Putin will never understand, as he pledges to use women and children as human shields. Courage and honor will always triumph over pathetic cowardice and a gutless weasel and puts innocents in harm’s way.

  • Randolph Carter

    Brave warriors and true – never give up, never surrender. You have
    something more powerful on your side that Russian will never have with
    all of its weapons. Your have your homes, your land, your families, your
    country – and above all, your honor and faith to a righteous cause.
    These are things Putin will never understand, as he pledges to use women
    and children as human shields. Courage and honor will always triumph
    over pathetic cowardice and a gutless weasel who puts innocents in
    harm’s way to shield his own thugs.

  • Brent

    The rubble that used to be the Sergei Prokofiev Airport in Donetsk is a great example of what happens when Russian locusts invade a country.

    Gagra Abkhazia is another example of what Russian overlords do to a once wonderful and pleasant city
    http://www.lovethesepics.com/2011/06/abandoned-russian-riviera-resort-paradise-to-ruins-46-pics/

    Or, take a look at the difference between the Polish controlled areas around Konigsberg and today’s Russia occupied Kaliningrad
    http://euromaidanpress.com/2016/04/23/what-moscow-did-to-konigsberg-it-will-try-to-do-to-crimea/

    • zorbatheturk

      Good article. All of RuSSia’s wealth flows into Moscow and Leningrad, or into Swiss banks. Kaliningrad is certainly an absurdity.

    • Mr. Jackson

      Hey asshkenazo-trolsky, do you still hiding in Mama’s basement?

      • Alex George

        Hiding is what Russian soldiers do in the Donbass. They don’t want to fight.

        • Mr. Jackson

          Poroshenka the IDIOT no one wants to talk to any longer did that with Vicky Cookie Nuland!

          • Alex George

            Sorry if the truth hurts you, but Russian soldiers did the hiding.

            That is why Russia failed in its bid to take over all of eastern and southern Ukraine in 2014 – its soldiers had better equipment than the Ukrainians, but poor motivation.

            If Putin wants to beat Ukraine, he will need to find soldiers with courage.

          • Mr. Jackson

            LOL… Mr. Fantasy Troll said something again…

          • Liever

            YOU are a dumb little UKRAINIAN PIECE OF SH!T TROLL! Russia can take over Ukraine if they wanted to. They are only helping the governments in Donbass fight against Ukrainian NaZZis! If Russia was truly committed KIEV would be GONE in a week!

          • Mr. Jackson

            All Russian wanted was to integrate Ukraine into a new economic union in which Ukraine had opportunity to thrive. Instead, the Galicain Baboons chose war and destruction. Millions lost jobs, unnecessarily. Factories closed, The Country went 30 back in the past.

          • Liever

            UkraNaZZis don’t know how to work, or be civilized. Ukrainians outside Ukraine always steal from stores and drink alcohol while in stores just so they can steal without paying. Now they fly red and black flags while they worship their Nazzi leader Bandera!

          • MichaelA

            Russia wanted to keep Ukraine in corruption.
            It still does
            Putin tried to take Ukraine by force
            He failed because his army is too weak
            russian boys lack courage

          • Alex George

            Russian can’t do anything. If it could have, it would have done so two years ago.

            Russia is weak.

          • Brent

            Even your demented dwarf Putin admitted he would hide his terrorist soldiers behind women and children.

            Nuland’s cookies tasted so much better than that ratburger sh*t you Russo Nazzi’s are now forced to eat!

          • Mr. Jackson

            You are the one who hides in Canada while the real Ukrainians suffer. Scumbags like you who willfully sacrifice others make me sick!

          • MichaelA

            You feel sick every time you look in the mirror

            The real Ukrainians fight to keep Ukraine free from the uncultured Eastern barbarians

          • Alex George

            Which is exactly what you do, hence why you feel sick

          • Mr. Jackson

            You are now confusing me with your Ashkenazim mama!! Stop it, Troll!!

          • Alex George

            Why would a president have to fight? What a stupid idea.

            Soldiers fight, but not Russian ones – they hide because they don’t want to fight in the Donbass.

      • Brent

        Hey Russo Nazzi Buryat-Mongol scum, I see you’ve changed your name again..you still can’t admit to being Russian and have to keep pretending you are someone else. I guess using a Russian name must be that embarrassing…don’t worry, it’s only a matter of time before you get banned AGAIN….

        Do you still cry at night when you have your “Bandera nightmares”???

        • Mr. Jackson

          Asshkenazo-trolsky emigrant in Canjada, do you still hiding in Mama’s basement and stomping your small feet when you see Putin win and win?

          • MichaelA

            Where has putin won?
            What has he won?

            All he can do is drive Russian into the ground

        • Liever

          Do you still kiss your mum on your lips, or suck your father’s d*ck after he violently [email protected] you?

          • Alex George

            In other words, you cannot answer a single thing Brent has said.

            Go and learn how to argue, and stop wasting our time, little boy.

        • MichaelA

          Its Njordheim
          Still a coward
          Still a fruitcake

  • Alex George

    At least the “separatists” (who are really just puppets of putin) cannot use the airport since then. That all adds to the cost to the Kremlin of administering the small part of Donbass that it has stolen.

    • Mr. Jackson

      You do not understand the first thing about Ukraine, you are just a blabbing, old, paid Askenazo-trollsky.

      • Alex George

        Oh but I do. And you cannot stand the fact that I and others speak the truth about Ukraine, and about fascist Putin’s failed aggression against it

        • Mr. Jackson

          You are the worst type of propagandist inept and persistent.

          • Alex George

            Yes, you cannot argue against me, can you? You have no arguments so can only resort to a poor attempt at abuse.

            Your fuehrer Putin is losing the foolish war he started with Ukraine. Suck it up pal.

          • Murf

            Just a Sh*t slinging Troll.

  • zorbatheturk

    Speaking of heroes this dude has killed over 700 RuSSians without even raising a sweat: Simo Hayha, Finnish sniper.

    Read more: http://www.badassoftheweek.com/hayha.html

    I think this guy shares DNA with Chuck Norris.

    • Murf

      He needs to donate his sperm and spread his DNA.

  • Mr. Jackson

    Crazy UkrNAZZis Still Kilning Ukrainian Women and Children!!

    • Alex George

      Correct, the crazy Kremnazis are still killing Ukrainian women and children. All part of Putin’s foolish war against Ukraine. By his incompetence he turned Ukrainians against Russia.

      • Mr. Jackson

        Crazy UkrNAZZis from LVIV – Hitler Loving – Still Killing Ukrainian Women and Children!

        • Alex George

          Yes, the crazy Kremnazis are still killing Ukrainian women and children. All part of Putin’s foolish war against Ukraine. By his incompetence, he turned Ukraine against Russia.

      • Mr. Jackson

        YOU = Lying, Old, Ashkenazim UkrNaZZi POS !!

        • Alex George

          Oh dear, you poor angry old man! Calm down and drink some warm milk, old fella. ;o)

          • Mr. Jackson

            Boy, didn’t I train you well?

    • Murf

      Your AssadiNAZZIs are still kill Syrian women and children.

  • Murf

    A Pyrrhic victory if ever there was one.
    They spent months attacking that terminal until it was a useless wreck.
    That gave Ukraine time to reorganize and consolidate their defence which, with the exception of Debal’tseve, has held ever since.
    Ukraine held the real prizes; the Luhansk power plant, the closing plant and Mariupol.
    Now the DPR/LPR will never be a viable economic entity.
    Russia won a couple of battles but lost the war.
    All because of some tough little Fu*kers in a burned out terminal.
    Slava Ukraini!

    • Mr. Jackson

      LOL!! How long do you think can Ukraine go on like this? I cannot say that we all know how this story ends because you are an ignorant Polak, who just cannot get the first thing right.

      • MichaelA

        Ukraine’s economy is improving
        Russia’s is going downhill and it is falling apart

        Ukraine can go much longer than russia

      • Murf

        Ok answer these questions:
        How many months passed between the battle of illovianask and the the capture of the Terminal?
        A side from Debal’tseve how much ground have the Russian gained?

  • Dirk Smith

    My latest completed art project. The antithesis to the cancer of humanity, which is Muscovy. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0fc3d201eaf900002292f090532b3cce623a20e12db72474c67bdb21f37d57f.jpg

    • Randolph Carter

      Very nice! Where did you get the badges from? BTW, the best form of cancer treatment is to remove the cancer. Then it becomes medical waste and must be incinerated…

      • Dirk Smith

        eBay of course. A few sellers in Ukraine have many ATO items.

        • Randolph Carter

          Geez, eBay has everything! Can I order some Stinger missiles? I hear that if you buy a dozen, they throw in an extra one for free :-)