This music video is a tragic yet hauntingly beautiful portrayal of the reality of the war in Eastern Ukraine. I watched it repeatedly several months ago, until YouTube removed it. This was despite the video’s maker – Grishanov – having permission from the artists to use their music; quite evidently an example of political censorship. It has now received almost two million views, and Ukrainian journalists have accused Grishanov of disrupting the 4th wave of mobilization – which shows they do not have a leg to stand on.
It shows the tragedy of both sides of the war – the rage of Donetsk’s citizens towards their invaders, as well as the sadness in the eyes of a conscripted young man; used as mere cannon fodder on behalf of American imperialism. The strength and courage of the people defending their lands; the righteousness of Zakharchenko compared to the corrupt and lying puppet Poroshenko.
Artyom Grishanov – Mobilization video
Music – “Not a hero” by 7B