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Ukraine on Fire (2016)

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Ukraine. Across its eastern border is Russia and to its west-Europe. For centuries, it has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea. 2014's Maidan Massacre triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and painted Russia as the perpetrator by Western media. But was it? "Ukraine on Fire" by Igor Lopatonok ... See full summary »

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Igor Lopatonok

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Vanessa Dean
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Fanny Sage Fanny Sage ... Fire dance performance
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lotus Bech ... Self
Arina Belanova Arina Belanova
Evgeny Chernov Evgeny Chernov
Vladyslav Chygryn Vladyslav Chygryn
Iryna Dron Iryna Dron
Dmitry Duma Dmitry Duma
Nikita Goncharov Nikita Goncharov
Sofia Kistkina Sofia Kistkina
Lex Lang ... Narrator
Oleksiy Makeyev Oleksiy Makeyev
Roksoliana Matskiv Roksoliana Matskiv
Robert Parry ... Self
Vladimir Putin ... Self
Nazariy Solodunov Nazariy Solodunov
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Ukraine. Across its eastern border is Russia and to its west-Europe. For centuries, it has been at the center of a tug-of-war between powers seeking to control its rich lands and access to the Black Sea. 2014's Maidan Massacre triggered a bloody uprising that ousted president Viktor Yanukovych and painted Russia as the perpetrator by Western media. But was it? "Ukraine on Fire" by Igor Lopatonok provides a historical perspective for the deep divisions in the region which lead to the 2004 Orange Revolution, 2014 uprisings, and the violent overthrow of democratically elected Yanukovych. Covered by Western media as a people's revolution, it was in fact a coup d'état scripted and staged by nationalist groups and the U.S. State Department. Investigative journalist Robert Parry reveals how U.S.-funded political NGOs and media companies have emerged since the 80s replacing the CIA in promoting America's geopolitical agenda abroad.

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Unexpected truth
23 November 2016 | by jeder_mensch_jederSee all my reviews

I was positively surprised to watch this documentary, as I have had a hard time explaining people the real situation in the Ukraine. Most of the time the reaction was like: "Unbelievable, the media is saying something different. Why should all media lie?!". I was born in the Eastern Ukraine, near Donezk, and I still have many friends and relatives in the Ukraine, including Kiev. The relatives in Kiev were happy when the Maidan began, as they were completely against Yanukovich. Now they keep saying that life was much better before the Maidan revolution. It got worse. And my friends and relatives from the Eastern Ukraine told me many facts that did not get to the media, or the facts just got turned upside-down. There was a referendum in the Donbass, too. For the people there it was like a holiday, they were willing to stand in the cue for hours just to be able to vote against the NEW MAIDAN REGIME. When Ukrainian army took over some parts, people were asked to snitch their neighbours to be so called "separatists". Even urns were positioned to collect anonymous hints. People in black wearing masks to cover their face then went to these "separatists" and carried them away. This is just one story out of many. I have collected a lot of material and videos, even made a screenshot of a Ukrainian soldier's profile on vk, where he published pictures showing him working on the BUK systems near the town Konstantinovka (as GPS coordinates were uploaded with the pictures). And then I had to read that Ukraine does not own such systems, that shot down MH17?! Anyone can read from Ukrainian official sources that they own such systems, but why do the "free" journalists (in Germany for example) not do any researches that just take 2-5min in order to find out this info cannot be correct? I am so glad people like Oliver Stone fighting for the truth exist. Thank you!


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