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Ukraine - Война и мир - War and Peace

As the world is facing war in Ukraine, we need - now, more than ever to heed what Leo Tolstoy wrote “If everyone fought for their own convictions there would be no war.”

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Oh young man

Iчня- Ichnya

Chernihiv Oblast

This lovely lady gave me the most adorable smile and giggle. She sat quietly amongst the rubble left by the fight on one of the main routes near the town of Ichnya where Russian forces had surrounded an agricultural community of 10,000 and used to gain ground towards the capital - Kyiv.  

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Riviera Shopping City - ТРЦ Рів’єра Одеса - Odesa

Odessa Oblast

The port city came under repeated missile attack, including from some hypersonic missiles. This shopping mall was one such civilian building to be hit. 

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Sunglasses and Sanctuary

Михайлівський золотоверхий монастир - St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery

Kyiv

Taken after the funeral of one of the many local journalists.

The newly rebuilt St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral was officially opened on 30 May 1999. However, interior decorations, mosaics, and frescoes were not completed until 28 May 2000. 

Price framed: £850

Empty

Прип’ять - Pryp’yat'

Kyiv Oblast 

The old town of Chornobyl, which had a population of 12,500, is about 3 km away from the reactor to the southeast of the complex. The total population had grown to a population of 49,360 by the time it was evacuated on the afternoon of 27 April 1986, the day after the Chernobyl disaster.

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Embrace

Дніпро - Dnipro

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast 

Refugees fleeing the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, now under Russian control, flee to the cities of Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro to find safety. In Dnipro, this couple finally found each other.

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At Peace

Дуліби - Duliby

Lviv Oblast 

Vasyl returned to his village today. Thousands of people stood and waited with flags and lit candles in their hands. He only turned 28 years old. Killed in one week before his brother was also killed in the battles against the Russians.

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Til Death Do Us Part

Iчня- Ichnya

Chernihiv Oblast

When a Russian 2S19 Msta self-propelled artillery piece was destroyed by a direct hit from the Ukrainians, the high explosive shells it would have been carrying destroyed a hamlet. Who knows if this couple died in the explosion.

 

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Mourning

Дуліби - Duliby

Lviv Oblast 

Natalia Bodnar, the eldest and only sister of Kyrylo and Vasyl who both died just six days apart. - Vasyl died protecting others on the southern front in Mykolayiv on March 3. Kyrylo died amid a barrage of Russian missiles that struck the International Center for Peacekeeping and Security in Yavoriv on March 13. 

Ahafiya, their mother buried both of her sons side by side, in plots that had been reserved for her and the boys’ father. 

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Road to nowhere

 Kyiv Oblast - Ukraine

One of the many bridges that the Ukrainian forces blew up close to Kyiv as Russian troops advance towards the capital city. This tactic pushed back the invading troops, however, left behind a trail of destruction in battle-scarred Ukraine.

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Phone a friend

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

Kyiv Oblast 

Humour at the Ukrainian main checkpoint into the exclusion zone.

 On 24 February 2022, Russian forces took control of all facilities of the Chernobyl nuclear plant. Control levels of gamma radiation dose rates in the Chernobyl exclusion zone were exceeded. The SNRIU said that the rise in radiation levels was likely due to “disturbance of the top layer of soil from movement of a large number of heavy military machinery through the exclusion zone and increase of air pollution.”

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Unconditional love

Central train station - Львів - Lviv  Lviv Oblast

Outside the station, there were tearful goodbyes as fighting-age men, banned from leaving Ukraine, stopped and let their families go, unsure if they would ever see them again.

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Fun of the Fair

Прип’ять - Pryp’yat'

Kyiv Oblast

A ghost city in northern Ukraine, near the Ukraine–Belarus border. Named after the nearby river Pripyat, the town was founded on 4 February 1970 as the ninth "atomgrad", a type of closed town in the Soviet Union, to serve the nearby Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

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FUCK PUTIN

Львів - Lviv  

Lviv Oblast 

Ukrainian artists and illustrators have been firing back in their own disparate ways ever since the full-scale Russian invasion began. People share these, often deeply symbolic, images on social media, some pieces have been printed and distributed on billboards all over the country. They stand as fascinating illustrations of a nation at war.

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All that I have

komišuvasí

Zaporizhzhya region 

Catherine this 83 year old was visiting her daughter, down the road - while she was out, her home was destroyed. All civilians, no military nearby. About 50 private houses were destroyed and damaged. The shockwave slammed a brick wall inside the house (it miraculously didn’t collapse), blew roofs, knocked out windows, took down pipelines and power lines. Granny Catherine remembers the Second World and says that even the Nazis didn't do this.

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We've arrived

Central train station Одеса - Odesa

Odessa Oblast 

The Women and children are still pouring out of a land being pummelled by what one called Russia's "creatures from Hell”. But hundreds of thousands of refugees are returning home, determined to stay. Many others have had to flee for a second time, having thought it was safe to go back only to find it was not.

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Why..?

Дуліби - Duliby

Lviv Oblast

One of the many “Babusia,” the formal name for grandmother in Ukrainian, sitting after the funeral of a fallen hero of the war. 

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Hunting

Iчня- Ichnya

Chernihiv Oblast 

10 year old Sasha hunting for empty casings. At home he had already collected 210. The bomb craters in the neighbourhood made from small and large explosives.  “I have two APC 30 millimetre casings at home, and a difficult one to carry from a tank” he says, and stretched his small arms as far as he can. 

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Where is Dad..?

Central train station - Львів - Lviv 

Lviv Oblast 

Women with children wept with the stress, clutching their passports and family birth certificates in one hand and their children in the other. Ukraine banned men aged 16-60 from leaving the country, unless they have a disability or three children under 18. 

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Shopping

Central train station Одеса - Odesa

Odessa Oblast 

A “Babusia,” the formal name for grandmother in Ukrainian, making her way to the air raid shelter. 

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