Mads Nissen/Politiken/Panos

Nr. Severodonetsk, Luhansk Ob., Ukraine

Natalia Voronkova, a volunteer who offers support and basic first aid training for Ukrainian government forces fighting Russian-backed separatists in the east of the country, visits the memorial site where one of her best friends, Andriy Galuskchenko, was killed in an ambush on 2 September, 2015.

She has bought flowers and cigarettes for him, and she also light up some candles. She says the loss is still hard for her as she thinks about what might have gone through his mind the last minutes before he was killed. They were a group of four people in a car when they were first hit by a roadside bomb and then shot at with an RPG and handguns. Others survived, but he didn't. Across the landscape of eastern Ukraine, memorial sites for fallen soldiers are a common sight, some from World War II, some from this war.

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Mads Nissen/Politiken/Panos
Nr. Severodonetsk, Luhansk Ob.
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