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The Guys Are Back in Town

Donetsk, August 1 They’ve shown up, finally. Tired, hungry, sweaty, wearing flak jackets, American photographer Patrick Lancaster and freelancers David F. and Chris A. have crossed the threshold with a smile. Because after 16 hours of detention even the hostel you found on the net is worth being called home. It was not the first … Continue reading

The Vostok Battalion, the Chechen Bugbear, and a Homecoming

Donetsk, May 29 It’s 8:00 PM when the soldiers of the Vostok Battalion gather near the BTR (armored personnel carrier.) An officer gives the order and the soldiers climb on top—perhaps a dozen of them. The vehicle maneuvers slowly, taking the street toward Artyom avenue. The crowd splits to let it pass, and applauds. Some of … Continue reading