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1st Place 2019 Editorial

Black Days of Ukraine

  • Photographer
    Valery Melnikov
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prize
    1st Place in Editorial

Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by the air attack in the Luhanskaya village. The conflict between separatists and the official Ukrainian authorities gradually escalated into the war. The south-east of Ukraine was captured by the full-scale hostilities. There always at least two armed fighting sides in any war. For me, as a journalist and a human being, the most important side in this conflict was the third one– ordinary people, the civilians, innocent victims of these conflicts. Disaster came into their lives unexpectedly. Donbass, Ukraine