Photographer of the Year 2019 Portfolio
First time I visited the Donbass region was at the beginning of summer of 2014, right atthe beginning of the military conflict.
People of Donbass truly hoped the war would end quickly, and peace would come back to
their long-suffering land. The active phase of the conflict is over, but
there is no peace yet. Along the contact line of the fighting sides, so called "Gray
Zone" has been created. This is a conditional name for the territories without a specific
status, with no official government or law enforcement. People's lives are in constant danger because of the