Reference : V-P-UA-E-00778
Date : 11/2017
Country/Region : UKRAINE
Caption : Pervomayske. Portrait of Lyubov (63).
Photographer : VLASOVA, Anastasia
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : "I can be killed, but I will not run to the basement anymore! I am so tired of this. I cross myself and say, if this is my destiny – let it be! One time, as I was standing in the doorway, the whole house was shaking, and tears were just coming down my face. " Lyubov, 63, worked in a local kindergarten for 26 years. She decided not to leave Pervomayske when the conflict started, and on some days she would spend 13 hours hiding in the basement. Lyubov now grows flowers in her "ice house", as she refers to her home, badly damaged by repeated shelling.
The ICRC Weapon contamination unit organized a series of activities to mark the 20th anniversary of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-personal Mines, commonly known as the Ottawa Treaty. For the occasion, a series of testimonies from mine and explosive remnants of war victims the Weapon Contamination unit is working with was showcased in Ukraine.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour