Filmmaker Olly Lambert spends two months on Ukraine’s southern front, gaining unique and privileged access to a group of volunteer special forces on the frontline as they begin the push to retake Kherson that would ultimately change the course of the war.
The film follows “Hummer”, an experienced military commander who now finds himself a chaperone to completely inexperienced forces on the frontline. By meeting and living with a range of armed forces, and often under fire, Lambert sees the highs and lows as these new recruits prove increasingly effective in pushing back Russian forces.
But it comes at a cost, particularly when Hummer learns that one of these inexperienced new recruits is his younger brother.
Ukraine – The People’s Fight
Wednesday at 9.00pm on BBC Two.
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