donetsk people's republic
Inside a Bombed-Out Ukrainian Children’s Camp
Kids had drawn tanks and men with guns. The bullets came out as dotted lines. A DPR soldier snatched a drawing that had blown away from the ground, reading it with a grin: I'm proud of you, Ukrainian soldier.
The Rise and Fall of Eastern Ukraine's All-Pagan Battalion
The group fought against the Ukrainian Army until their commander was thrown in jail in November by the Donetsk People's Republic, the Russian-aligned government he was fighting alongside.
Love on the Battlefield of Eastern Ukraine
Ruslan and Oxana met first as soldiers in the same unit, when both joined the Donetsk People's Republic military at the beginning of the region's violent secession from Ukraine.