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Broken Promises - The Ukrainian ongoing conflict

On February 24, 2022, the military offensive of the Russian army invaded Ukrainian territory after months of diplomatic tensions.
One of the reasons presented by the Russian government is linked to NATO's eastward expansion after the end of the Cold War.
By leveraging on this argument, the Russian government does not believe that it has violated the historic Budapest memorandum, the agreement signed in 1994 by which Ukraine agreed to renounce its nuclear weapons and hand them over to neighboring Russia obtaining in exchange the guarantees for its security, independence and territorial integrity.
The conflict has deep roots, stemming from broken dialogues over time between Western forces and the young Russia, that inherited political and military power from the Soviet Union.
Broken promises on both sides that eventually led to the bombing of Kyiv.
The signs were clear, especially since after the beginning Russian-Ukraininan crisis of 2014, that was terribly understimated by the European Union and the US.

Since the outbreak of the conflict, we have witnessed the biggest refugee crisis in Europe since the WWII and Donbass has once again become a great chessboard for a war that is being fought without any clear end in sight.

001_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Lviv; 2022

Funeral at the church of Apostles Peter and Paul in the city centre of Lviv. 
3 soldiers of the 80th brigade were killed in Mykolaiv region. 
The city of Lviv in the West part of Ukraine became the main hub of the refugees from the East part of the country.
Itís estimated more than 1,500 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the first five days of the war.
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Ukraine; Lviv; 2022

Funeral at the church of Apostles Peter and Paul in the city centre of Lviv.
3 soldiers of the 80th brigade were killed in Mykolaiv region.
The city of Lviv in the West part of Ukraine became the main hub of the refugees from the East part of the country.
Itís estimated more than 1,500 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the first five days of the war.
002_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kherson; 2023

Evacuation of inhabitants of Kherson and outskirt. The city is still on danger because the daily shelling in the area.
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Ukraine; Kherson; 2023

Evacuation of inhabitants of Kherson and outskirt. The city is still on danger because the daily shelling in the area.
003_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Irpin; 2022

Every days hundreds of inhabitants from Irpin are crossing over the wreckage in order to get to the capital's train station and evacuate. The bridge was destroyed to impede a Russian advance. The residents of Irpin are constantly under the fire of the Russian artillery.
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Ukraine; Irpin; 2022

Every days hundreds of inhabitants from Irpin are crossing over the wreckage in order to get to the capital's train station and evacuate. The bridge was destroyed to impede a Russian advance. The residents of Irpin are constantly under the fire of the Russian artillery.
004_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Lviv; 2022

Inhabitants of Lviv at a funeral in the church of Apostles Peter and Paul in the city centre. 
3 soldiers of the 80th brigade were killed in Mykolaiv region. 
The city of Lviv in the West part of Ukraine became the main hub of the refugees from the East part of the country.
Itís estimated more than 1,500 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the first five days of the war.
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Ukraine; Lviv; 2022

Inhabitants of Lviv at a funeral in the church of Apostles Peter and Paul in the city centre.
3 soldiers of the 80th brigade were killed in Mykolaiv region.
The city of Lviv in the West part of Ukraine became the main hub of the refugees from the East part of the country.
Itís estimated more than 1,500 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in the first five days of the war.
005_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Irpin; 2022

Inhabitants of Irpin flee to reach Kyiv.
Every days hundreds of inhabitants from Irpin are crossing over the wreckage in order to get to the capital's train station and evacuate. The bridge was destroyed to impede a Russian advance. The residents of Irpin are constantly under the fire of the Russian artillery.
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Ukraine; Irpin; 2022

Inhabitants of Irpin flee to reach Kyiv.
Every days hundreds of inhabitants from Irpin are crossing over the wreckage in order to get to the capital's train station and evacuate. The bridge was destroyed to impede a Russian advance. The residents of Irpin are constantly under the fire of the Russian artillery.
006_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Severodonetsk; 2022

Military base under the shelling from the Russian artillery. Severodonetsk is under the Russian army fire since the new phase of the conflict when the Russian army moved out from Bucha and Irpin and concentrated the fire in Donbass and South of Ukraine.
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Ukraine; Severodonetsk; 2022

Military base under the shelling from the Russian artillery. Severodonetsk is under the Russian army fire since the new phase of the conflict when the Russian army moved out from Bucha and Irpin and concentrated the fire in Donbass and South of Ukraine.
007_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Mykolaiv; 2022

Patient wounded by shellings in Mykolaiv city at the city hospital n3. 
49 civilians were wounded and 5 were killed since the beginning of the conflict in the important city that links Mariupol to Odessa.
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Ukraine; Mykolaiv; 2022

Patient wounded by shellings in Mykolaiv city at the city hospital n3.
49 civilians were wounded and 5 were killed since the beginning of the conflict in the important city that links Mariupol to Odessa.
008_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Voznesensk  2022

Air strike made by the Russian aircraft at dawn in a Ukrainian military base.
The city of Voznesensk became famous because the local territory defence force with the coordination of the Ukrainian army they managed to repel the entry attempt of the Russian army.
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Ukraine; Voznesensk 2022

Air strike made by the Russian aircraft at dawn in a Ukrainian military base.
The city of Voznesensk became famous because the local territory defence force with the coordination of the Ukrainian army they managed to repel the entry attempt of the Russian army.
009_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kharkiv; 2022

Area of Saltivka in the north part of Kharkiv. Most of thee inhabitants left their homes because of shelling. Daily attack from the Russian artillery are forcing the population to move out from the city or live in subway stations. Several fires are putting in danger the few who are still living in their homes.
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Ukraine; Kharkiv; 2022

Area of Saltivka in the north part of Kharkiv. Most of thee inhabitants left their homes because of shelling. Daily attack from the Russian artillery are forcing the population to move out from the city or live in subway stations. Several fires are putting in danger the few who are still living in their homes.
010_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Mykolaiv; 2022

Three missiles hit an Ukrainian military base in Mykolaiv, north part of the city. More than 50 bodies were recovered that day, up to 200 soldiers were sleeping in the base when the missiles hit the area.
The attack is one of the several that happened since the dawn in all the South area of Ukraine.
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Ukraine; Mykolaiv; 2022

Three missiles hit an Ukrainian military base in Mykolaiv, north part of the city. More than 50 bodies were recovered that day, up to 200 soldiers were sleeping in the base when the missiles hit the area.
The attack is one of the several that happened since the dawn in all the South area of Ukraine.
011_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Izium; 2022

Research of graves in the liberated city of Izium. 
It is not yet clear what happened to the victims, but early accounts suggest some may have died from shelling and a lack of access to healthcare.
Ukrainian authorities confirmed more than 400 bodies were buried, most of them are civilians but there are also Ukrainian soldiers.
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Ukraine; Izium; 2022

Research of graves in the liberated city of Izium.
It is not yet clear what happened to the victims, but early accounts suggest some may have died from shelling and a lack of access to healthcare.
Ukrainian authorities confirmed more than 400 bodies were buried, most of them are civilians but there are also Ukrainian soldiers.
012_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Avdiivka; 2022

Refugees in Avdiivka in a shelter in the east part of the city. The lack of electricity and several other difficulties are daily issues for especially the older people.
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Ukraine; Avdiivka; 2022

Refugees in Avdiivka in a shelter in the east part of the city. The lack of electricity and several other difficulties are daily issues for especially the older people.
013_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kharkiv; 2022

Post office at Akademika Pavlova north of the city of Kharkiv. Remains of victims hit by a rocket while queuing for humanitarian aid.
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Ukraine; Kharkiv; 2022

Post office at Akademika Pavlova north of the city of Kharkiv. Remains of victims hit by a rocket while queuing for humanitarian aid.
014_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Izium; 2022

Research of bodies in the liberated city of Izium. 
It is not yet clear what happened to the victims, but early accounts suggest some may have died from shelling and a lack of access to healthcare.
Ukrainian authorities confirmed more than 400 bodies were buried, most of them are civilians but there are also Ukrainian soldiers.
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Ukraine; Izium; 2022

Research of bodies in the liberated city of Izium.
It is not yet clear what happened to the victims, but early accounts suggest some may have died from shelling and a lack of access to healthcare.
Ukrainian authorities confirmed more than 400 bodies were buried, most of them are civilians but there are also Ukrainian soldiers.
015_brokenpromises - Ukraine; NO LOCATION FOR SECURITY REASONS; 2023

Portrait of Cesar, member of Svoboda Rossii in Donbas area. The legion is part of the Ukrainian army and formed by defectors of the Russian army and other volunteers from the ex Soviet bloc. They operates in Donbas area.
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Ukraine; NO LOCATION FOR SECURITY REASONS; 2023

Portrait of Cesar, member of Svoboda Rossii in Donbas area. The legion is part of the Ukrainian army and formed by defectors of the Russian army and other volunteers from the ex Soviet bloc. They operates in Donbas area.
016_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

A man at the Red Cross consolated and supported by the Ukrainian Red Cross. Victoria, an operator of the Ukrainian Red Cross died together with another civilian due to a bombing that took place in the area.
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Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

A man at the Red Cross consolated and supported by the Ukrainian Red Cross. Victoria, an operator of the Ukrainian Red Cross died together with another civilian due to a bombing that took place in the area.
017_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Mykolaiv; 2022

Three missiles hit an Ukrainian military base in Mykolaiv, north part of the city. More than 50 bodies were recovered that day, up to 200 soldiers were sleeping in the base when the missiles hit the area.
The attack is one of the several that happened since the dawn in all the South area of Ukraine.
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Ukraine; Mykolaiv; 2022

Three missiles hit an Ukrainian military base in Mykolaiv, north part of the city. More than 50 bodies were recovered that day, up to 200 soldiers were sleeping in the base when the missiles hit the area.
The attack is one of the several that happened since the dawn in all the South area of Ukraine.
018_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Komishany; 2022

Evacuation from the hospital of Komishany, town near Kherson. Disabled and people with phsychiatric disabilities are taken by the Ukrainian Red Cross to other facilities in safest areas near Mykolaiv.
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Ukraine; Komishany; 2022

Evacuation from the hospital of Komishany, town near Kherson. Disabled and people with phsychiatric disabilities are taken by the Ukrainian Red Cross to other facilities in safest areas near Mykolaiv.
019_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Avdiivka; 2022

Bus station in Avdiivka, 10 people were killed and 15 injured after the Russian artillery shelled the Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant.
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Ukraine; Avdiivka; 2022

Bus station in Avdiivka, 10 people were killed and 15 injured after the Russian artillery shelled the Avdiivka Coke and Chemical Plant.
020_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Unknown woman died because hit by shrapnels in the city centre of Kherson.
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Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Unknown woman died because hit by shrapnels in the city centre of Kherson.
021_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Severodontesk; 2022

Funeral of two women in the cemetery of Severodontesk.
Few kilometers from there the Russian army arrived in the city of Rubizhne.
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Ukraine; Severodontesk; 2022

Funeral of two women in the cemetery of Severodontesk.
Few kilometers from there the Russian army arrived in the city of Rubizhne.
022_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Balaklija; 2022

Interior and details of a bombed house in the entrance of the city of Balaklija. The city was occupied by the Russian forces until the main counter offence of the Ukrainian army on Kharkiv oblast during the month of September.
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Ukraine; Balaklija; 2022

Interior and details of a bombed house in the entrance of the city of Balaklija. The city was occupied by the Russian forces until the main counter offence of the Ukrainian army on Kharkiv oblast during the month of September.
023_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Firemen at work in Antonivska, town close to Kherson. The village was hit several times during the day.
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Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Firemen at work in Antonivska, town close to Kherson. The village was hit several times during the day.
024_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Vilkhivka; 2022

Two dead bodies of Russian soldiers killed on the roadside near the village of Vilkhivka.
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Ukraine; Vilkhivka; 2022

Two dead bodies of Russian soldiers killed on the roadside near the village of Vilkhivka.
025_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Oksana from Kherson. Her husband was in the army and died at the beginning of the war. Under the occupation of the Russian army in the city she was several times tortured by the security service. They did not believe that the husband was died and they accused her to hide him. They did psychological tortures and also physical violence like: removing her nails and put her hands into boiling water, be forced to be sit with only the underwear in a cold room while they were shooting to Ukrainian collaborators in their knees.
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Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Oksana from Kherson. Her husband was in the army and died at the beginning of the war. Under the occupation of the Russian army in the city she was several times tortured by the security service. They did not believe that the husband was died and they accused her to hide him. They did psychological tortures and also physical violence like: removing her nails and put her hands into boiling water, be forced to be sit with only the underwear in a cold room while they were shooting to Ukrainian collaborators in their knees.
026_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Donbass NO LOCATION FOR SECURITY REASONS; 2022

SPG-9 used against the Russian position. Frontline of Donbass with the members of Svoboda Rossii.
The legion is part of the Ukrainian army and formed by defectors of the Russian army and other volunteers from the ex Soviet bloc. They operates in Donbas area.
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Ukraine; Donbass NO LOCATION FOR SECURITY REASONS; 2022

SPG-9 used against the Russian position. Frontline of Donbass with the members of Svoboda Rossii.
The legion is part of the Ukrainian army and formed by defectors of the Russian army and other volunteers from the ex Soviet bloc. They operates in Donbas area.
027_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Surgery operation to a wounded man during a blackout. He was hit by the shrapnels of a mortar in the morning. 
Pictures taken in the governmental hospital of Kherson.
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Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Surgery operation to a wounded man during a blackout. He was hit by the shrapnels of a mortar in the morning.
Pictures taken in the governmental hospital of Kherson.
028_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Funeral of Nikita, 8 years old child who stepped on a mine in the suburbs of Kherson. 
One of the major problems of post-liberation Kherson is minefields. During the occupation, the Russian armed forces mined all around the city of Kherson and ten teams of deminers were sent from Kiev to resolve the problem. Every day people are injured or killed by mines.
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Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Funeral of Nikita, 8 years old child who stepped on a mine in the suburbs of Kherson.
One of the major problems of post-liberation Kherson is minefields. During the occupation, the Russian armed forces mined all around the city of Kherson and ten teams of deminers were sent from Kiev to resolve the problem. Every day people are injured or killed by mines.
029_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Bakhmut; 2023

The city of Bakhmut is prepared to be the next main target of the Russian forces in Donbass.
The entire city became a second line, trenched and fortificated to contrast the enemy. 
Still thousands of inhabitants live the city, despite the danger of shelling.
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Ukraine; Bakhmut; 2023

The city of Bakhmut is prepared to be the next main target of the Russian forces in Donbass.
The entire city became a second line, trenched and fortificated to contrast the enemy.
Still thousands of inhabitants live the city, despite the danger of shelling.
030_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Zhana, evacuated by the Ukrainian Red Cross in Kherson. She had a stroke when she was 60 years old and from there she is paralysed. Her nurse Anja protected her until the evacuation despite the danger during the Russian occupation and the risky of being bombed because Zhanaís home is next to Svoboda square.
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Ukraine; Kherson; 2022

Zhana, evacuated by the Ukrainian Red Cross in Kherson. She had a stroke when she was 60 years old and from there she is paralysed. Her nurse Anja protected her until the evacuation despite the danger during the Russian occupation and the risky of being bombed because Zhanaís home is next to Svoboda square.
031_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Bakhmut; 2023

Yuriy rescued by military paramedics. Wounded by a grenade explosion at the front. During the day the Russian forces are advancing in every way, repeatedly hitting the areas south and east of the city. Many wounded among the Ukrainian military.
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Ukraine; Bakhmut; 2023

Yuriy rescued by military paramedics. Wounded by a grenade explosion at the front. During the day the Russian forces are advancing in every way, repeatedly hitting the areas south and east of the city. Many wounded among the Ukrainian military.
032_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Bakhmut; 2023

Heating point, most of them are made by the inhabitants of Bakhmut for the people who cannot reach the volunteer centres too far from their home. 
Yevgeniya, Valentina, Alla, Lillianna and Anna are not considering to move out from the city and do an evacuation they prefer to stay in their flats even if they risk everyday their life.
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Ukraine; Bakhmut; 2023

Heating point, most of them are made by the inhabitants of Bakhmut for the people who cannot reach the volunteer centres too far from their home.
Yevgeniya, Valentina, Alla, Lillianna and Anna are not considering to move out from the city and do an evacuation they prefer to stay in their flats even if they risk everyday their life.
033_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Kharkiv; 2022

Infant school bombed on the outskirts of Kharkiv.
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Ukraine; Kharkiv; 2022

Infant school bombed on the outskirts of Kharkiv.
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Objects amidst the rubble of a building repeatedly hit by Russian army artillery on the outskirts of Kharkiv.
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Ukraine; Kharkiv; 2022

Objects amidst the rubble of a building repeatedly hit by Russian army artillery on the outskirts of Kharkiv.
035_brokenpromises - Ukraine; Vilkhivka; 2022

Mass grave of 11 Russian soldiers killed in the Vilkhivka area. The soldiers died a month ago during the reconquest of the village by the Ukrainian army.
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Ukraine; Vilkhivka; 2022

Mass grave of 11 Russian soldiers killed in the Vilkhivka area. The soldiers died a month ago during the reconquest of the village by the Ukrainian army.
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