war against Ukraine | two documentaries on Tuesday, May 24th on ARTE

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war against Ukraine |  two documentaries on Tuesday, May 24th on ARTE

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According to Putin, it is a “special military operation” against the supposed “Ukrainian puppet state”. With these words, Putin is trying to conceal his expansionist motives for the war of aggression against Ukraine. How do people in Ukraine deal with this attack on their national identity and what are the effects on neighboring countries such as Poland, where thousands of people seek refuge every day?

In two documentaries, ARTE am Tuesday, May 24, from 8:15 p.m Watch the current situation in Ukraine. “Ukraine – fight against Moscow’s diktat” gets to the bottom of Ukrainian identity, followed by “Ukraine – Poland: The limit of solidarity” – a focus on the situation on the Polish-Ukrainian border.

Ukraine – fight against Moscow’s diktat

Online on arte.tv from May 17th to June 22nd | TV premiere: Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 8:15 p.m

With the war against Ukraine, Putin is trying to expand Russia’s borders. Greater Russia with the capital Moscow, Little Russia with the capital Kyiv and Belarus with the capital Minsk are understood as parts of a triune Russian identity that should not be separated under any circumstances. But the further the Russian tanks advance, the stronger the Ukrainian identity becomes. The documentary shows the resistance of the Ukrainian population in its various forms and allows politicians, religious leaders and intellectuals, including the writer Andrei Kurkov, to have their say. Together they deconstruct the Kremlin leader’s hate slogans.

Director: Ksenia Bolchakova, Philippe Lagnier | ARTE, Capa Press | France 2022, 52 mins

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Ukraine – Poland: The limit of solidarity

Online on arte.tv from May 17th to July 2nd | TV premiere: Tuesday, May 24 at 9:05 p.m

Since the invasion by Russia on February 24, 2022, thousands of refugees have crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border, which is more than 500 kilometers long, every day. Mostly women, children and the elderly. Almost 5 million Ukrainians could soon join Poland’s population.

How do people in the eastern part of Poland react to the Russian invasion of Ukraine? How do the Ukrainian refugees who found refuge in Poland feel? Will the enormous wave of solidarity continue? The filmmaker Lech Kowalski, whose family comes from the Polish-Ukrainian border area, accompanies refugees, helpers and political actors and delves into the not always conflict-free history of both countries.

Director: Lech Kowalski | ARTE GEIE, Revolt Cinema | France 2022, 52 mins

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