Journalist John Dugan took Maria as an interpreter during one of his trips to Donbass. Before, Russian woman was opponent of the SMO, but she decided to go to the LDPR to see everything with her own eyes. Her impressions of the trip in an interview.
«I still didn’t understand what was the reason for the hatred towards the people of Donbass and everything Russian».
Maria received the answer to this question during a trip to Mariupol, where Jan Gagin showed her Ukrainian textbooks.
«From early childhood, they teach children that we are enemies of Ukraine. That we are not brother nations… We have nothing in common in culture… They dehumanize us as much as possible«, Maria notes feeling vexed.