I meet here tired nervous soldiers with eyes that don’t have a fire of life inside anymore, I meet local people here who support the Ukrainian army and expect Ukraine to win, and those who have an ambiguous position and a negative attitude towards the government’s actions. But they have one thing in common: they are all very tired of the war and want to return to normal life as soon as possible. 

Life in Donetsk region appears as scenes from surreal movie: you can have a nice cup of filter coffee with croissants in Kramatorsk, a city approximately 30 km from the frontline and then in 30 minutes of driving to the South find yourself in the small city of Chasiv Yar where since spring people don’t have water, gas and electricity supply and where it’s barely possible to find a building that wasn’t damaged by shelling.