A 7-year-old girl Anya, evacuated from Bakhmut to the nearest town, hugs a toy dog given by volunteers in her new home.

The Other Days of Life

Bakhmut is a small town in the Donetsk region that should have become another victim of the russian occupation in the first months of the invasion of Ukraine. Nonetheless, the town has been desperately standing against the fierce onslaught of the russian army for over a year, and now it is one of the bloodiest places in this war.

Oleksandr Rupeta

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Oleksandr Rupeta is a documentary photographer from Ukraine working worldwide.