These photos were taken from March 12 to March 20, 2022, when I visited the special military operation zone. Those days were easily the most difficult period of my life, because I saw people who had lived through all this in Donetsk and Mariupol.
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Smoke from the fires over Mariupol.
The military and sappers inspecting the tail of the Ukrainian Tochka-U missile that fell in the center of Donetsk.
A woman killed by a Ukrainian missile strike in the center of Donetsk.
Russian soldiers in Mariupol.
A Mariupol resident, taking advantage of the ceasefire, comes out of the basement in search of food and supplies.
A young man and woman mourning a relative killed by a Ukrainian missile attack in the center of Donetsk.
Accommodation at the Writers’ Union House in Donetsk.
A DPR self-defense fighter guarding a captive Ukrainian. Mariupol.
Children have built a makeshift wooden shelter against Ukrainian shelling. Donetsk.
A woman who lost a relative during a Ukrainian missile attack in Donetsk.
A refugee from Mariupol.
Residents of Mariupol leave the burning city, taking advantage of the Green Corridor.