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September 1st, 2014
07:07 PM ET

Donetsk residents weary of shelling

The people of Donetsk, in Eastern Ukraine, struggle to go on with their lives because of the constant shelling.


Filed under: Diana Magnay • International affairs • Situation Room • Ukraine
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  1. danieladarc1

    Russians trolls are hard-working people. You post something that makes sense and out a sudden there are tons of 'replies' defending Russian propagandists. I have seen more recent reports on the events by Diana and she seems to have gotten on track and putting things into context what explains why things are actually happening in the region with the helping hand of a violent Russia.

    September 4, 2014 at 6:38 pm |
    • cl75amg

      You post something that doesn't make sense at all simply because there's no facts underlying your assumptions. "Violent Russia" is your mantra and that's it. That's why you can't continue with constructive dialogue and don't reply. And don't be too conceited – there's only one reply from me. Never mind, I can't wait for Western reaction when it's all over – the most hypocrite reaction in the world.

      September 5, 2014 at 5:00 am |
  2. lanakapiniak

    THANK YOU so very much for this truthful report, Diana. We really appreciate it! People in Donetsk and Lughansk have suffered too much from the hands of their new president Poroshenko (and the one before Poroshenko, who came after the government take-over in February) with complete blind eye from the western governments and media. Thank you again for being the TRUE journalist and reporting the factual and honest information! All the best in your journalistic carrier!

    September 2, 2014 at 6:28 pm |
  3. danieladarc1

    Ms. Diana Magney, as a CNN viewer I am quite disappointing with the latest report on the events in Ukraine. I refuse to believe that a respected TV network like CNN would be subject to Russia propaganda. As a reporter you have the responsibility to portray credible facts, and both sides of the story and not misinform the public opinion by providing misguided information. This is a Russia invasion and there is much more to be said about what is happening in Donetsk, a city of a million people that before Russians came in was a quite city, and not a city of kidnapping, public torture and humiliation of civilian and serviceman. You don't even bother to mention the fact that the impact of Russia propaganda and the fact that Russian have been shelling the city just as much and blaming Ukrainians, besides the Donetsk residents only have access to Russia run media which is meant to brainwash people against the government. From what you said Ukrainians are to blame for fighting to keep their sovereignty and should just give in. CNN narrative is eather propagating Russia propaganda or being irresponsibility falling into the Russians ways of using media to serve their means. My suggestion is go and interview people from cities liberated by Ukrainian forces and ask them if they want Russians back...show people in Mariople...children, adults the young and the old fighting to keep their city from Russian troops...investigate and find out if those rebels are not in reality Russian troops...please be responsible and respectful of those who have been fighting and dieing in this conflict.

    September 2, 2014 at 2:50 am |
    • cl75amg

      Your only problem is that you refuse to believe. But it's truth. And you continue to refuse the truth even when it's posted by CNN reporter, when you watch this real evidence and witnesses' interviews you continue with your fairy tail of "Russian invasion" that never happened.
      Be brave and face the reality and please, be respectful of those who have lost their families in this conflict like people in the above report. Also keep in mind that people in Western Ukraine don't see what really happens in Eastern part because of real Ukranian propaganda. Ukranians think their military's fighting with terrorists but not killing innocent civilians.

      September 2, 2014 at 5:02 pm |

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