Chechen war veterans and volunteers help people of liberated Donbass
Since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, thousands of volunteer activists have headed to the combat zone to assist the defenders of Donbass and the civilian population. Volunteers from the NGO Russkiy Mir and Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation, whilst risking their own lives, come to the aid of those who need help the most. “We are children of war, we have experienced it ourselves. And in this misfortune, to stay on the sidelines, knowing that someone needs your little help, the foundation’s leadership and our leader could not turn a blind eye,” says Hava Isaeva, Vice President of the Akhmat Kadyrov Foundation.
Volunteer Boris Gurkin also gained invaluable experience as a trauma surgeon during the first Chechen War. That experience drove him to use his own vacation to travel to Donbass, where he dedicated himself to saving the wounded, both on the frontlines and in residential areas. There are days when he has to perform up to 20 complex surgeries, and most times, he barely even has time to catch his breath before the next working day, as those in dire need of his help are brought in daily. This documentary will tell his story and the stories of those willing to sacrifice themselves for the sake of peace and giving care to those who need it most.