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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Jan 2015

An officer prepares the diving tools for the search and rescue teams working on the AirAsia 8501 recovery mission in the Java Sea.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
02 Jan 2015

An object, suspected to be part of the lost Air Asia Plane, is spotted in the Java Sea.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
01 Jan 2015

Indonesian Navy Seals prepare before diving into the Java Sea for the search and rescue mission.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
31 Dec 2014

Journalist arrive at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan to cover the event.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
31 Dec 2014

Air Asia Director, Tony Hernandez (middle) at Pangkalan Bun-Kalimantan coordination with Indonesian authorities for the evacuation.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
29 Dec 2014

Indonesian Air Force search the Java Sea to find the exact location of the downed Air Asia airliner.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
29 Dec 2014

An Indonesia Air Force Hercules Plane searches the Java Sea for missing AirAsia flight 8501.

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Search and Rescue Air Asia QZ8501
Pangkalan Bun, Kalimantan
By Donal Husni
29 Dec 2014

President Joko Widodo of the Indonesian Air Force arrives from Irian Jaya to give "total all out" instruction to the Indonesian Search and Rescue team in finding the victims and fuselage of Air Asia QZ8501.

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Volunteers Upgrade Ukrainian Tanks, S...
Sloviansk
By Andrey Samerkhanov
07 Sep 2014

Date: September 8, 2014
Location: Sloviansk, Ukraine
Length: 3:51

When a shaped charge penetrates the armour of a vehicle, there is a massive build-up of heat that burns through the armour and threatens to kill the crew. Shaped charge protection prevents the round penetrating the vehicle armour and triggers the explosion outside the vehicle, in which case, the vehicle is likely to remain combat ready. A resident of Vinnitsa Oblast, Leonid, organized a team of volunteer welders after seeing his fellow countrymen die in conflict. He lead the team to Sloviansk where they are installing shaped charge protection onto Ukrainian combat vehicles.

Myroslav Gai from Kiev served in the National Guard of Ukraine as a volunteer and took part in the ground action in Sloviansk. After being rotated out, he organised a charity to provide aid to servicemen and refugees. Donations from people around the region have been used to buy the necessary materials for Leonid’s team of welders to manufacture and mount the shaped charge protection. Myroslav and Leonid’s objective is to equip 100 armoured vehicles with the potentially life-saving cage.

Shotlist:
A craftsman cuts the metal bars.
A craftsman takes measurements for the protective screens.
Craftsmen welding.
A craftsman demonstrates the mechanical window in the shaped charge protection.
Craftsmen assemble the shaped charge protection screen.
Craftsmen install the shaped charge protection.

SOUNDBITE 1
Myroslav, former National Guard serviceman
“The shaped charge protection screen. In simple terms – it is a metal cage encircling the armoured vehicle, which traps the charge, for example a rocket from a RPG (handheld launcher).”

“An incoming RPG charge explodes and burns out between the cage and main armour. The crew, therefore, survives.”

SOUNDBITE 2
Leonid, professional welder
“After losing some of our fellow countrymen, who burned alive because shaped charges hit their armoured vehicles, we decided to create a shaped charge protection. We did all the designing, manufacturing and testing. The live fire test revealed that the armour on the vehicle stays intact.”

SOUNDBITE 3
Myroslav, former National Guard serviceman
“The main thing is that these folks can install the protection in the field. There are not many people who would agree to go to a military base, where military action could start at any time.”

SOUNDBITE 4
Leonid, professional welder
“Every protective cage is being welded independently, after which they are all put together and bolted as a single structure. Afterwards, they are welded strongly to the armoured vehicle.”

SOUNDBITE 5
Myroslav, former National Guard serviceman
“Our target is to fix the protection to as many armoured vehicles as possible, since the Ukrainian army has only a limited quantity of such vehicles and those get destroyed in combat, along with the people in them.”

SOUNDBITE 6
Leonid, professional welder
“In a very short period of time we installed the protection onto seven armoured vehicles. At the same time, we install protective screens and repair the vehicles damaged in action.”

SOUNDBITE 7
Myroslav, former National Guard serviceman
“We have managed to collect significant amounts of money through donations. Only the materials used in manufacturing the protection for one vehicle is 24,000 UAH. Leonid thanks God and will take money only to reimburse the materials. The real costs are paying craftsmen’s hours and transportation, which we can’t afford. Therefore, their assistance is appreciated.”

SOUNDBITE 8
Leonid, professional welder
“I receive many text messages from the army unit for which we installed the protection screens. As a rule, I receive them at night. In the morning, my phone is bursting with the phone calls: ‘Thank you so much, uncle Lyonya. We got entrapped and shelled, but all are alive.’ Such gratitude is the most valuable thing I ever encountered in my life.”

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The Talisman
Krasny Partizan
By Andrey Samerkhanov
07 Sep 2014

Date: September 7, 2014
Location: Krasny Partizan near Horlivka, Ukraine
Length: 2:06
Ukrainian volunteers supply National Guards and the Ukrainian Army with all necessary equipment – they collect money for medical supplies, kevlar helmets, body armors, etc.. The equipment is then delivered to the troops on the front line.
Ukrainian soldiers also receive support letters from children from all over the country.
Each envelope also contains a talisman; the Swallow in the colors of the national flag of Ukraine.

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The Black Men: European Fighters in U...
East Ukraine
By Gianuca Panella
24 Jul 2014

European volunteer fighters and far-right activists have travelled to Ukraine to fight along side pro-Ukrainian forces against pro-Russian separatists. They come from France, Sweden, and other parts of Europe. They have different motivations for participating in the conflict, but they all say that they are not paid to fight.

Journalists Fausto Biloslavo and Laura Lesevre travelled to Ukraine and interviewed, among others, Mikael Skillt, a Swedish sniper, with seven years' experience in the Swedish Army and the Swedish National Guard. Mikael is currently fighting with the Azov Battalion, a pro-Ukrainian volunteer armed group under the control of Kiev’s Interior ministry, in eastern Ukraine. He says there is a bounty of nearly 5,000 euros on his head. Biloslavo and Lesevre also interviewed 46 year old Gaston Besson from France who says he wants to defend Ukraine’s independence. Besson, who has also fought in Croatia, Bosnia, Burma and Laos, is in charge of recruiting foreign European volunteers to fight against pro-Russian rebels. "Every day I get dozens of e-mail with requests of enlistment, but I reject 75% of them. People who want to join us are to buy the plane ticket with their own money. Then they go over an initial period of training in Kiev before being sent to the front line. We do not want fanatics, trigger-happy people, drunkards or druggies. We need unpaid idealists, not hired mercenaries”, he says.

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Donbass at a Crossroad
Luhansk
By Arturas Morozovas
29 Jun 2014

June 29, 2014
Luhansk, Ukraine

Self proclaimed Russian officer Ivan in the separatists' fortifications near village of Metalist. The badge on Ivan's military uniform says 'Russian Paratrooper Special Corp 45th Regiment'.

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Donbass at a Crossroad
Luhansk
By Arturas Morozovas
29 Jun 2014

June 29, 2014
Luhansk, Ukraine

Self proclaimed Russian officer Ivan in the separatists' fortifications near village of Metalist. The badge on Ivan's military uniform says 'Russian Paratrooper Special Corp 45th Regiment'.

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Donbass at a Crossroad
Luhansk
By Arturas Morozovas
29 Jun 2014

June 29, 2014
Luhansk, Ukraine

Self proclaimed Russian officer Ivan in the separatists' fortifications near village of Metalist. The badge on Ivan's military uniform says 'Russian Paratrooper Special Corp 45th Regiment'.

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Donbass at a Crossroad
Luhansk
By Arturas Morozovas
29 Jun 2014

June 29, 2014
Luhansk, Ukraine

Self proclaimed Russian officer Ivan in the separatists' fortifications near village of Metalist. The badge on Ivan's military uniform says 'Russian Paratrooper Special Corp 45th Regiment'.

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Fighting Intensifies in Slavyansk as ...
Slavyansk, Ukraine
By Andrey Borodulin
30 May 2014

The Ukrainian Army has been intensifying its military crackdown on pro-Russian rebels in Slavyansk, Ukraine. 14 Ukrainian Army soldiers were killed, including an army general, when rebels shot down a Ukrainian Army helicopter over the city. As the situation has deteriorated, civilians have been caught in the crossfire and a local psychiatric hospital has been shelled.
Also killed were Italian journalist Andrea Rocchelli and his interpreter Andrey Mironov who died when they were hit by mortar fire in Slavyansk.

These photos illustrate the chaos of Slavyansk between May 24-29, 2014. Included in the photos is 65-year-old local woman Olga Prokhorenko, who was killed by shrapnel from a mortar shell. Images also show damage done to civilian infrastructure, including the home of a local Meskhetian Turk, and smoke rising from the area of the downed Ukrainian military helicopter.

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Ukraine's Standoff with Russia
Crimea, Ukraine
By Transterra Editor
05 Mar 2014

Ukraine continues to standoff with Russia in Simferopol, Crimea. The photos range from the streets of Simferopol to the Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye.

Heavily armed anonymous soldiers stand guard at the Coast Guard Headquarter on Karl Marx Street in Simferopol, Crimea, while alleged Russian soldiers in full body armor, armed with an assault rifles marched away from the besieged Ukrainian Military Base in Perevalnoye, close to Simferopol, Crimea. Members of the 10th Squadron of the self-proclaimed Pro Russian Militia could also be seen standing guard in front of the Coast Guard Headquarter on Karl Marx Street in Simferopol with the Russian flag waving in the back. Alleged Russian military vehicles are parked next to the besieged Ukrainian Military Base in Perevalnoye, where alleged Russian soldiers stand guard.

Photos By: Daniel van Moll

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Oleg the Hunter: Behind the Scenes (N...
Evenkia
By Berta Tilmantaite
02 Sep 2013

Diupkin Lake, Evenkia, Russia

In one of the coldest places on earth, 1000km from the nearest city, in the depths of Siberia, one storyteller braved the deadly cold to tell the story of Oleg, a hunter who lives off the Siberian Taiga. Like Oleg, storyteller Berta Tilmantaite sees beauty and abundance in the world's harshest climates.

This video takes a behind the scenes look at the production of Berta Tilmantaite's "Oleg the Hunter."

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2012 TriBeCa Film Festival - Premiere...
New York, USA
By Genesis Broadcasting Network (TTM-TV1)
21 Apr 2012

Exclusive Interview with Alina Orlova and Sunsay, major Russian and CIS media stars featured in the documentary 'Russian Winter', premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York