Sergeant-Major Anatoly Svirid and his wife Oksana
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Ukraine crisis: A family's story after 'hell' of Donetsk airport battle

Few Ukrainian soldiers survived the battle for Donetsk Airport in eastern Ukraine when it was taken by pro-Russian forces in January.

One of those that did was Sergeant Major Anatoly Svyryd.

After he was taken prisoner, his wife went to the rebel-held city of Donetsk to negotiate his release, and she was also detained.

But the couple are now back together again.

Reporter: Tom Burridge

Filmed and edited by Juan Dominguez, produced by Will Vernon

  • 24 Mar 2015
  • From the section Europe
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