A film about the episode of Afghanistan war is being shot in the Crimea
One of the Ukrainian television channels is shooting a documentary film-reconstruction for the next anniversary of withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Afghanistan. The motion picture is devoted to tragic events of the combat of the first battalion of the 682nd motorized infantry regiment in Hazara valley in Panjshir Valley in April 1984.
According to the script writer and the producer of the film Konstantin Kovrigin, the first scenes have already been shot in the Crimea. The functioning quarry Marmoreal in the Crimean foothills played the role of woodless mountains of Afghanistan. Not only the participants of history clubs but also the soldiers of field forces have participated in the reconstructed combat scenes. The internationalist servicemen from the Crimean organization of the Ukrainian union of Afghanistan warriors were the consultants. Besides that the camera crew will visit Ivano-Frankovsk, Odessa, Minsk, Brest, Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, and the other cities, where the survivors from Korolev battalion, named after the battalion commander Korolev, reside.
«Our film is different from all the others because its objective is to track the stories of the participants of the famous combat of the first battalion of the 682nd motorized infantry regiment in Hazara valley in Panjshir Valley, of those, who survived that battle. After withdrawal of the troops from Afghanistan, Afghan war veterans gathered together at the grave of battalion commander Korolev in Moscow area and promised to find the real culprits of death of at least 80 soldiers. It might now be possible with the help of our joint work. In our documentary reconstruction we want to argue about who really was guilty of the death of people, to tell about the corrupt generals,» said Kovrigin.
A 52 minute long film with the working title The Tragedy of Korolev Battalion is timed to the next anniversary of withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Afghanistan and will be released on February 15, 2014, on the Ukrainian television channel Inter.