Ukraine: BBC reports from the east

  • 29 April 2014
  • From the section Europe
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A selection of video reports by the BBC's Natalia Antelava, who has been investigating the unrest in the east of the country near the border with Russia.

Sloviansk resident tells of 'oppression'

Pro-Russian militants have taken "full control" of the town of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine. Many residents wish to join Russia, but some people feel threatened by the militias.

Media captionNatalia Antelava had a gun put to her head in Sloviansk

BBC investigates Mariupol 'liberation' claims

Ukraine's government said its forces ousted pro-Russian militants from city hall in the south-eastern city of Mariupol, but when Natalia Antelava arrived the pro-Russian supporters disputed this.

Media captionNatalia Antelava investigates who 'liberated' this Mariupol building

Volunteers join Ukraine's border guard

Thousands of Ukrainian soldiers have been deployed to the border with Russia and joined by enthusiastic volunteer defenders.

Media captionNatalia Antelava visits Ukrainian soldiers on the border with Russia

Pro-Russian family desperate for 'order'

One family in a rural area of Ukraine said they had made a "conscious choice" to support Russia, but more than anything just wanted law and order.

Media captionNatalia Antelava meets a pro-Russian family living in Ukraine

Inside Pro-Russian protest camp in Luhansk

Pro-Russia supporters said they did not trust the authorities in Kiev, but felt that Moscow was not doing enough to help them.

Media captionNatalia Antelava visited a protest camp in Luhansk in eastern Ukraine

Easter celebrations amid unrest

Despite continuing tension and deaths in the east of the country, many Ukrainans took the time to celebrate Easter.

Media captionNatalia Antelava visited a small town near Ukraine's border with Russia

Anti-Semitic leaflets handed out in Ukraine

Posters and leaflets were distributed in Donetsk demanding Jews register, pay a new tax or leave, because of 'their support for the Kiev government'.

Media captionPosters appeared in Donetsk demanding Jews 'pay new tax or leave'

The people who want to be part of Russia

Dozens of cities across eastern Ukraine staged pro-Russia protests in an attempt to emulate the atmosphere of the Crimean independence movement.

Media captionNatalia Antelava visited the site of the self-declared people's Republic of Donetsk

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