Dear Jennifer Lawerence!
We want to congratulate you on the success of your new “Hunger Games” movie! We are
big fans of the movies, and have read the books. Unfortunatly we don’t have a chance
to watch the last chapter of the trilogy, because we are in Donetsk – a city besieged
by Ukranian army. Donetsk too was part of Ukraine, but when
we didn’t agree with a nationalist coup in Kiev in 2014, and peacefully came out to
demand that new “revolutionary” government respects our legitimate democratic rights.
But the new, supposedly democratic government responded by bombing our cities!
Honestly, we feel just like the Districts in “Hunger Games” – we dared disagree
with the Capitol, and they unleashed the full force of the army to wipe out any dissent.
Furthermore, our Donbass region is known for its coal mines – just like District 12.
When our brave volunteer soldiers stood up to Capital’s forces, and stoped the onslaught,
the Capital chose a different tactic – starving our two repuclics – Donetsk and Lugansk
to death. They froze all kinds of payments, including pensions for people who worked all
their lives for Ukraine. They also imposed a total blockede – we cant get any food
or medicine from Ukraine – a country, that always claims they are fighting for us, but
in reality tries to starve us They declared all of us – millions of people
young and old – separatists and terrorists, just because we came out to demand our rights
be respected. Your media in the West tells you of Russian
aggression – but the people fighting for us are all locals. Western media has painted
anyone who objects to the official narrative of this war as “Putin’s trolls” – but
we are here, we are real people, and we just want to live in peace, and not have real life
“Hunger Games” in our cities! We have tried to get our truth out to the
world, but it we haven’t been able to get throught the wall of lies about our conflict.
So, when the real world ignores our suffering why not try our luck with fictional heroes!
We in Donetsk and Lugansk are just like District 12. Kiev is just like the evil Capital. We are
being killed. We are being starved to death. Help us, Katnis!