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News Team 22 October 2014 2 81
RT correspondents Bricio Segovia and Anna Knishenko travel to the Russian-Ukrainian border to interview people fleeing their homes and those who are staying on their land despite the danger. They look at the houses devastated by bombing and learn the stories of the families that once lived there. In Berlin, Peter Oliver and his girlfriend decide to start his fitness programme in a fun way.
Lethal violence erupts between Ukraine's Maidan rioters and the government's Berkut security forces. RT's Aleksey Yaroshevsky is on the front lines, providing updates by the minute amid burned-out buses and flaming tyres. Meanwhile, in Paris, Egor Piskunov heads to the residency of the Russian ambassador where the foreign minister will meet with delegations from the Middle East in the run-up to a conference on the future of Syria.
In this episode, RT correspondents reveal what they do when they’re not busy reporting on current affairs. Where does Thabang Motsei learn her Russian? What does Maggie Howell find most challenging in her voice production lessons? And what entertainment did Maria Finoshina find in Lebanon?
As Peter Oliver continues to report from the scene of violent clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Ukraine, he manages to get closer to the blazing barricades made of tyres and burnt-out cars. Meanwhile, Paula Slier covers a pro-government protest in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk.
Paula Slier talks to a German volunteer who came to Ukraine to join anti-government fighters. Meanwhile in Mexico, Bricio Segovia interviews soap opera star Victoria Ruffo. The Mexican actress enjoys a strong following in Russia after starring in several wildly successful series.
Maria Finoshina finds her way into Lugansk city to report on the situation there. She finds the place devastated and almost deserted. In the meantime, Peter Oliver shows us his home in Berlin, his pets and also introduces us to his fiancé who moved to Germany with him.
RT correspondents Maria Finoshina and Murad Gazdiev report from two once beautiful cities now devastated by military conflict. Aleppo in Syria is under constant threat of jihadist invasion, while the inhabitants of Donetsk in Ukraine wait for a much-wanted ceasefire to come into force.