Sloviansk was once a stronghold of the separatists in east Ukraine, until after months of shelling the Ukrainian army took it back. I visited this city in Donbass to see for myself the aftermath of the siege of Sloviansk.
Armoured vehicles, ballistic missiles and heavy air-defence systems driving down the central street of Kyiv. I attended a military parade on Ukraine’s 23rd anniversary of national independence.
Welcome to Transnistria: a frozen-conflict separatist breakaway state of Moldova not recognised by any country in the world. A place where people consider themselves Soviet citizens more than anywhere else in the world.