Donbas – we are with you!
Odessa, 24 April, 2014
A crowd of Odessa residents has gathered in a tent city on Kulikovo Field. They are commenting on the events in Slavyansk. Only the Russian language can be heard.
Anton Davidchenko’s brother enters the rudimentary stage. On 17 March, 2014, Davidchenko was arrested by officers of the Ukrainian Security Service. For people who come to Kulikovo Field every day at 18.00, he is a hero. They are demanding his release. On a big screen, a Russian TV news broadcast is being shown. The coverage relates to the events in Slavyansk: flaming barricades on roads to the city and Ukrainian armoured personnel carriers.
Those gathered in the square show solidarity with residents of Slavyansk, who renounced allegiance to the authorities in Kiev. Through the arrangement of lighted candles, they composed the phrase “DONBAS – WE ARE WITH YOU!” Colourful hot air balloons soar high into the sky.