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War and Peace

A blend of intense battles and harmony in Donbass

Avdeevka is a strategic point on the map of Donbass. This city holds the key to Donetsk's peaceful future. For almost 10 years, civilians there have been subjected to and enduring continuous shelling. Now, fierce battles are being fought for their freedom. Just 10 minutes away from explosions and gunfire, life continues: doctors perform surgeries, scientists pursue research, women give birth, and roses bloom along the roadsides... What is life like for these people living at the crossroads of war and peace? And what are they sacrificing to do so?