A Canadian Reporter Visits The Epicenter Of Ukraine's Recent Escalation
8 September, 2015

What You Need To Know:

✔️An epicenter of recent fighting in Eastern Ukraine, Sartana sits on the edge of rebel-contested Mariupol, and faces the threat of shelling;

✔️Sartana was recently shelled, 3 people were killed and over 50 homes were damaged;

✔️Local public split between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian sentiments, according to Borys;

✔️People in frontline areas of Eastern Ukraine live in total fear.

Sartana is a small village, sitting on the edge of the hotly debated city of Mariupol, a strategic port which the separatists have repeatedly indicated they want. The Ukrainian military has heavily fortified the city, but the threat of attacks is ever imminent, especially in villages like Sartana, which was heavily shelled just a few weeks ago.

"The people in the areas that get shelled just need anything. They say they want this all to go away and live their lives" says Christian Borys.

Christian Borys, foreign correspondent with the Guardian, Macleans and Global Television spoke with Hromadske International Sunday Show co-hosts Ian Bateson and Nataliya Gumenyuk on September 6th, 2015.