12/02/2022, Orlivska, 20 kilometers north of Mariupol, ("I was tired of replacing all the time my windows, so I bricked them up.")
12/02/2022, Orlivska, 20 kilometers north of Mariupol, ( "The only thing good in this village, is the well.")
07/03/2022, Chmelnitski (men say goodbye to their women and children who leave the country. Men between 18 and 65 may not leave the country).
26/02/2022, Poland, Przemysl, shortly after the war started, people from Ukraine started to flee.
17/03/2022, Lviv, (training people how to defend themselves when war comes close to them, not for joining the army)
28/02/2022, Lviv, (learnig volunteers how to man a roadblock, how to control a suspicious person).
28/02/2022, Lviv, ('secret' factory to produce Molotov cocktails, which are called here Bandera Smoothies).
04/03/2022, Lviv, (protecting art patrimonium for the case the city will be bombed)
05/03/2022, Lviv, (protecting the windows of churches for the case the city will be bombed)
11/02/2023, Lviv, (Fashion designer Mariana Pryimak poses for a local photgrapher right next to the Peter and paul Church in Lviv, where one or more fallen soldiers are said goodbye every day.)
30/03/2022, Kiev, (protecting art and patrimonium for the case the city will be bombed)
13/03/2022, Odessa, (Monument of the Duc de Richelieu, the founder of the city, just besides the Potemkim Stairs).
13/03/2022, Odessa, ( Old historical centre of the city has become a fortress )
14/03/2022, Mikolaijev, ("I am so afraid of all the time these bombs").
20/03/2022, Kiev, (two days after a Russian shelling).
20/03/2022, Kiev, (one week after a Russian shelling)
21/03/2022, Kiev, (big shopping mall, 'it was a military target', although the Russians).)
26/03/2022, Lviv, (Russian missile hit a oil storage).
31/03/2022, Kiev, (people evacuated out of Irpin shortly after the Russians left that town).
31/03/2022, Irpin, (man get evacuated towards Kiev).
31/03/2022, Irpin, (a dead Ukrainain soldier is taking away).
31/03/2022, Irpin, (bodybags of Ukrain soldiers and a child).
31/03/2022, Irpin, (Ukrain soldiers on their way to their frontposition).
31/03/2022, Irpin, (after the Russians left the city).
02/04/2022, at the railway station of Zaporidja.(every train station in Ukraïn has become a place of farewell).
04/04/2022, Boetsja, (dead Russian soldier lying besides his tank, Ukrainian soldiers may have toasted on their trophy).
04/04/2022, Boetsja, (Ukrainian soldiers protecting the Predisdent of the Ukrain Parlement while he vist a massgrave in Boetsja).
04/04/2022, Boetsja, (Russian tanks ambushed).
29/06/2022, Donetsk region, Netailove,(Lilia, the spokeswoman for the 56th Motorized Brigade of the Ukrainian Army).
28/06/2022, Donetsk region, Krasnogorivka,(Oleksandra never lets go of her son Oleksandr's hand as she shows us around her village of Krasnogorivka. Almost every day a grenade or something similar falls in the village).
03/07/2022, Slovyansk, (fireman at a market after the market was shelled by the Russians).
01/07/2022, Bachmoet, (woman rescued after a Russian shelling).
30/06/2022, Donetsk region, Karlovka,(woman rescued after Russian shelling).
02/07/2022, Slovyansk, (Ira (53) suffered burns in a Russian bombardment).
03/07/2022, Donetsk region, Dobropillya, (couple searching for there passports after there house was destroyed by a Russian bombardment).
07/07/2022, Charchiv region, Cherkasskaya Lozovaya, (Halina Vasiljevna (81) lives at five kilometers from the frontline, she shows us her bombshelter).
07/07/2022, Charchiv region, Slatino, (Victor Mikhailovich (72) lives at the frontline, he stays there because "‘No pain, no champagne’).
10/07/2022, Mikolaiv, (drunk man falls into a bomb crater that destroyed an entire house).
11/07/2022, Mikolaiv, Bastjanka, (Ukrain Soldier).
11/07/2022, Mikolaiv, Bastjanka, (widow Tatjana Bozhko (59) witness whose husband was tortured and killed by Russians soldiers).
05/04/2022, Homostel, (Andrei Bitsjenko was hit on 25 february by a Russian missile. After more than one month hospital he came back for the first time at his farm . Here he has the scull of his friend Vladimir in his hands, who died in the same Russian attack. The remains of his friend had been all the time on the ground because the farm was occupied by the Russians).
One or two days after Lyman's liberation, (Seven dead Russian soldiers lie on the western entrance of Lyman. It is believed that a Russian column was ambushed here during their withdrawal. Out of the picture to the left, five exploded cars are lined up, as in a pile-up. There is no trace of the occupants. Two hundred yards away, another dead Russian soldier lies beside the road.)
17/09/2022, Loetsk, Zorya, (45-year-old Olexander Stadnitskij was killed by Russian artillery fire near Bachmut. The mother, assisted by Olexander's other son, is waiting for him outside the door. When the coffin is put down and opened, the mother and widow collapse.)
17/09/2022, Loetsk, Zorya, (45-year-old Olexander Stadnitskij was killed by Russian artillery fire near Bachmut. We hear from his brother that Olexander could have avoided the war perfectly. “He was working in the Czech Republic when it started. We men are not allowed to leave the country. But he was already there. But he had to and would fight.)
08/02/2023, Lviv, (Every day there are Ukrainian soldiers buried in Peter and Paul Church in Lviv, very often three or four soldiers, mostly young men.)
09/02/2023, Lviv, (In the Lytjakiv cemetery in Lviv is no place anymore for all the new graves. The fallen soldiers are now buried just outside the cemetery, in a field that was used for picnics.)
19/09/2022, Balaklija, ( Two weeks after the liberation of Balaklija, one of the last Russian defense posts, still stands as they had left it in a hurry. A chessboard, a novel with the dismal title "The Sowers of Darkness" and a cheap edition of the "Atlas of the World" are all still there. Also lots of leftover food. Mainly canned food. Although apparently wild boar has been eaten at least once.)
20/09/2022, Kupiansk, One week after the liberation of Kupiansk, (In an addiction clinic stacks of paper are piled up. Like many things you see in a war zone, this is also a scene that you don't immediately understand why.)
20/09/2022, Kupiansk, One week after the liberation of Kupiansk (Kupjanskk is one of the places where the Ukrainian army succeeded in crossing the Oskil River. That did not go over the bridge, because no vehicle can cross it anymore. Pedestrians do. The railing of the long bridge is painted in Russian colours. A little further along the road there lies a dead man among the debris.)
23/09/2023, Place not mentioned, (Talking to this woman shows that feeling Russian certainly does not automatically mean that one takes sides with Russia. Even though she has literally said that she wishes her city would be part of Russia. “But without this madness!” She is a tailor and when she shows us the clothes she designed, you see that they mainly fit a lady in a Russian provincial town. “I am Russian, everyone here in town is Russian!”)
30/09/2022, in between Izioem and Slovjansk, (These parents come from Khmelnytsky, about 400 kilometers further west in the country. Their son, an officer, died on this spot on 10 March. Since a body was never found, the mother has not completely given up hope. It is the second day in a row that the parents are on site looking for anything from their son.)
22/09/2022? Izioem, One week after the liberation of Izioem, (The two sisters, Alla and Lena (with yellow jacket), have not seen each other for 7 months. When the war broke out, they jointly decided that Alla, because she has two children, would flee abroad. Lena would stay to take care of their mother.)
02/10/2022, Lyman, (two days after liberation, Lyman is an empty, dead town. Natalya Nikolaevna walks alone along the main street. She approaches us and begins to talk at length. She appears to have a mild intellectual disability. In her speech the question comes up time and time again if we please don't have bread for her. When we give her our white plastic bag, which contains bread and sausage, among other things. She immediately eats it on the spot)
26/09/2022, Charhiv, Peremoha, (When I met this young man, we stand in front of his sister's house. He and his brother lived across the street. He makes an X with his arms. Then he points to the village school and kneels. Slowly he raises his hand from the ground. He wants to make it clear to me that he has lived in this village since childhood. Because tears threaten to come, he moves away from me. He turns around and apologizes for his emotions.)
29/09/2022, Izioem, (The top floors of the woman's apartment block are burnt out. Her house on the ground floor is still accessible, she still sleeps there, even though there is not a single window in it. Her kitchen is no longer usable, she has to cook outside, just like washing her. That day she does not have wood, she has to prepare her meal with cardboard.)
17/02/2023, Zaporidja Oblast, Volunteer battalion Arej, (Arej soldiers also do regular target practice on rest days. “Shooting should be automatic.”)
21/02/2023, Donbass, Niu-York, (Niu-York is already since 2014 just besides the frontline.)
30/09/2023, Charchiv, Sukha Kam’Yanka, (There is rubble everywhere in the village. But these two paintings were indeed deliberately placed there, they are even buried a bit so that they would not fall over. Did a person put the frames there by way of statement in this totally destroyed village? Or did a Russian soldier want to decorate his 'workshop' a bit? )
10/02/2023, Lviv, (Inga Sidorhuk’ son, 39 years old and father of a two-year-old daughter, was in April 2022 killed at the front in Luhansk.)
02/10/2022, Donetsk, Svyatohirs'k, (Svyatohirsk is an important pilgrimage site.Ludmila is reading a book against the wall of what used to be the village shop. She says she is waiting for humanitarian aid. “No one came yesterday, maybe today.”)
18/02/2023, Zaporidja Oblast, Volunteer battalion Arej, (Konstatin Moskalenko (left) : “We only get machine guns from the army, everything else we have to take care of ourselves.”)
18/02/2023, Zaporidja Oblast, Volunteer battalion Arej, (Tens of meters of trenches have been dug by hand at man's height, the sleeping places even deeper so they are easier to keep warm.)
23/02/2023, Bachmut, (When we enter Bachmoet, the first image we see is a vehicle that must have been hit by a grenade not long before. All doors are open, which could indicate that the occupants have attempted to flee, successfully or not.)
23/02/2023, Bachmut, (When we drive a few hundred meters further into the city and then decide to retrace our steps. It is only when driving back that we see that there is a charred body near the car.)
23/02/2023, Bachmut, (A bit further on, in a suburb, a large black cloud can be seen, a residential block has been bombed there. Two men walk up with sacks of food. When they pass, at no point do they look at the burning apartment.)
24/02/2023, Vhuledar region, (Tanks of the 35th Brigade nearby the front of Vuhledar)
23/03/2023, Chasiv Yar, (The only road that the Ukrainian army can still use to go to neighboring Bachmut goes through Chasiv Yar. Soldiers fighting in Bachmut come here to rest for a few days.)
22/03/2023, Chasiv Yar, (When we meet Ira, she immediately begs for water and bread. She is drunk, according to her the only way to live in this place.)
14/06/2023, Kherson. (Rescuers trying to evacuate pets from the flooded areas are fired upon by Russian artillery.)
20/06/2023. (Soldiers of the 108th Infantry Brigade during exercises near the Southern Front in Zaporidja, 20/07/2023)
17/06/2023, Kherson. (Agafia (89) has been bedridden for four years and is mentally ill. She is unaware that there is a war going on. However, last winter a piece of a grenade ended up next to her bed.)
17/06/2023, Kherson. (While his wife explains to us how they have lived in the past year, Pjotr (79) starts to cry at different times.)
17/06/2023, Kherson. (Larisa (83) “I was born with a smile and the Russians are not going to take that away from me.”)
17/06/2023, Kherson. (Lydia (83) lived on the banks of the Dnieper. Her house is completely flooded. Her situation in a nutshell: she has lost everything and has no financial resources.)
19/06/2023, Hulyaipole. (8 kilometers from the Southern front in Zaporidzja.)