Life goes on


There are 6 million people living in the ATO zone: «the territory of the anti-terrorist operation», as defined by the Ukrainian legislation. It covers parts of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts, which for the last 4 years or so has been experiencing the armed conflict. 

Two worlds function side by side, and the ability to adapt such a situation is what connects both soldiers and ordinary citizens. Although a conflict around there is so much stability there. Children dance, women take pride of their own appearance, life goes on.

 

Road to Marioupol, May 2018.  

Hospital in Avdiivka, Donetsk suburbs, March 2018.

Ukrayinska Dobrovolcha Armiya unit in Marinka, November 2017.

Protestant Community in Avdiivka, Donetsk suburbs, May 2018.

Mourge in Avdiivka, Donetsk suburbs, January 2018.

Makeup artist in Avdiivka, Donetsk suburbs, March 2018.

Pravyi Sektor Base, Donetsk Oblast, October 2017.

Block of flats in Avdiivka, Donetsk suburbs, December 2017.

UDA unit in an old swimming pool, Marinka, Donetsk suburbs, November 2017.

Block of flats in Avdiivka, Donetsk suburbs, December 2017.

Inhibited block of flats destroyed by shelling, Avdiivka, Donetsk suburbs, December 2017.

The project was made during Sputnik Photos Mentorship Programme.

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