#BBCtrending: Ukraine's 'babushkas' in stand-off with separatists

  • 23 May 2014

A Ukrainian grandmother and her daughter have become YouTube hits after chasing away pro-Russian separatists in their neighbourhood.

The women's mobile phone footage of the incident in Kramatorsk, over 100km (62 miles) from Donetsk, has been watched more than 700,000 times.

The region has been in political crisis for months. There are hopes that an election on 25 May will bring stability.

#BBCtrending reports on a tale of maternal instinct in a time of unrest.

Video journalist Neil Meads