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Leaving Kyiv On A Refugee Train ??

?? With reports that the city of Kyiv was soon to be closed off I decided the best thing to do was to join the crowds and leave for the border before being stuck. Whilst it was a sad to see the people leaving their homes behind and taking their kids and pets with them towards an uncertain future it also showed the best of the people. Spirits were high, nobody panicked, people shared food and drinks with each other. It was humbling to be a part of it.

I have made plenty of films in Ukraine and so I will be making a sizeable donation to help some people there.

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Solo Along The Ukrainian-Russian Border ( One Day Before Invasion )

?? A week now seems a lifetime ago in terms of the rapidly changing events in Ukraine. I arrived in the country thinking to myself ‘Putin isn’t mad enough to invade because the Ukrainian people will fight to the death for their country. It will be like Stalingrad.’ And yet I was completely wrong to underestimate his insanity. Now as I write this the people who I met in this video are living under bombs and bullets. Unbelievable how much suffering Ukrain e has gone through in its history.

I could write so much but I will leave that until my next video. In the meantime I wish the people of Ukraine well and hope for their safety in this terrible war ??

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Looking For Love In A Ukrainian Village ( Isn’t Easy ) ??

?? We all want to find that special someone, the person who will accept us and love us despite our madness and idiosyncrasies. We all hope that that person is out there somewhere waiting to be found. And so when myself and Johnny met a woman on a provincial bus journey who told us of the mythical village of Sofiivka, a place supposedly full of fair village maidens all searching for husbands, we decided that we would have to travel there and investigate for ourselves to see if we could find true love. Get ready for the feel good movie of the year…

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Dodgy Burgers And Gopnik Dogs In Ukraine ??

?? Greetings from beautiful Ukraine. Myself and my bodyguard Johhny FD left the capitol city Kyiv on a provincial adventure to the town of Pereyaslav in search of a Soviet Cosmic church I had tried and failed to visit last winter. On the way we learnt some more about this great country, for example: to always avoid Burger City, how not to serenade babushkas and that even dogs have bad reputations and are banned from shopping at some places. Join us on a trip to what might actually be Ukraine’s friendliest little town, Pereyaslav.

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Ukraine’s Frustratingly Long City: Kryvyi Rih ??

?? Doing the simplest of tasks like popping to the shop for a loaf of bread is no simple thing in Kryvyi Rih. That’s because it’s seemingly the longest city in the bloody world and going anywhere takes a bloody eternity and ends in sweaty frustration. However I was on a mission to seek out its Soviet past so I stopped complaining and set off on an adventure in search of an old dude with a Lada. Join me as we go back in time to good old Kryvyi Rig, Ukraine’s most frustrating city.

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KhTZ: Ukraine’s Most Dangerous Hood ??

?? I hadn’t been in Kharkiv very long before I started hearing about the dodgy gopnik filled suburb called KhTZ ( Kharkiv Tractor Plant ). None of the people I spoke to had actually been but they all told me stories of a region known for its fights and muggings. Well I decided to go check it out with my good mate Johnny. Join us both on a gopnik adventure in Ukraine’s dodgiest hood.

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Solo Through War-Torn Donbass ??

?? In 2014 the Ukrainian part of the Donbass erupted into a civil war. Separatists from the Lugansk and Donetsk regions took up arms and took control of Ukrainian towns all along the eastern region of the country. Eventually they were pushed back until they controlled just the cities of Lugansk and Donetsk and some surrounding villages. I went off to visit some of the towns that the Ukrainian army had re-taken along the front lines to see how life was progressing and to hunt for the ultimate Soviet mosaic…

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The Ukraine You’ve Never Seen before ??

?? There are plenty of videos on YouTube about Ukraine and they all show the same things; pretty churches in Kyiv, beaches in Odessa or Lviv’s incredible town square. But did we really learn about the country from those generic films? I don’t believe so. And so I wanted to travel off the beaten track and show you the real places and meet the real people of Ukraine away from the cliches. Oh and we will search for some Soviet mosaics too. Join me on an adventure in what may well be Europe’s friendliest and least understood country.