10:01 Oct. 19, 2016
France 24 report on mechanics of Russian financing of 'mini republics' in Donbas and news faking
Two years after pro-Russian separatists declared the "Donetsk People's Republic", fighting between the Ukrainian army and separatist forces continues despite numerous ceasefires. But who is arming the separatists of this self-declared republic? And who is financing the reconstruction?
France 24 reporters follow the trail of weapons and money and lay bare Donetsk's best-kept secret.
Russia denies any involvement with the separatists, which makes this conflict a war of communication and misinformation. The involvement of Moscow appears nevertheless obvious, not just on the battlefield but also in many sectors of the economy.