The Battle for Donetsk Airport Rages On (Graham Phillips)
Phillips visits Donetsk airport, where the fighting continues. Completed at a cost of $500 million in 2012, it was a huge infrastructure project. Now it has been reduced to post-apocalyptic rubble
Never one to shy away from the front line
The Donetsk airport story is truly bizarre. Seen as strategically important by both sides, both sides have been fighting fiercely to control it, ceasefire be damned.
The Resistance fighters are now in posession, having taken the airport in building-to-building fighting reminiscent of Stalingrad, and now they are being shelled by Ukrainian forces from a distance.
Check out the astounding photographs below the video. The airport was brand new in 2012, at a cost of $500 million, and was the pride of East Ukraine, its largest infrastructure project, one of the largest in the country. Now it looks like a scene from Mad Max.
An indication of the ferocity of the war, both sides seemed to be saying, "If we can't have it, we'll make sure you won't be able to use it too." Scorched earth, just like in WW2.
If you haven't yet watched Graham's material on YouTube, his recent escapades inside a Soviet bunker with the looming dangers of mortar attack wasn't enough of a threat to him to deter him from pressing deeper into the conflict.
His recent investigations have led him right into the heat of the airport battle.
In this latest front of the civil war, Graham delivers unique first-hand footage.
British born journalist Graham Phillips travels to the heavily contested Donestk Airport, Ukraine, which is all but completely destroyed due to ongoing intense fighting.
(Graham Phillips Behind the Scenes)
Graham is walking on streets, senses heavinness: people being warned about coming new shelling and requested to stay home. Grey sky, grey day. Traveling on empty places and meet warriors, asking usual question about why they fight. Meanwhile on background sounds of shooting Ukranian weapons.
It is a fight for Donetck Aeroport. Below pictures before and now.