„Kreminna, trenches of Ukrainian troops, mid-March 2023. It's a clear night, but the trench is dark, the space illuminated only by the flickering flame of a candle. It is twenty minutes to midnight. I am on the zero line, the line of contact between the Russian and Ukrainian troops. An artillery battle is raging all around. I'm scared. The same fear that all soldiers on the zero line have.“
When the first Russian missiles began to hit Ukraine on February 24, 2022, war journalist and photographer Lenka Klicperova got in her car and headed east. She was with Ukrainian civilians in the first days of the invasion, when panic and fear gripped the country, but gradually turned into a dogged determination to defend their country. She has spoken to victims of war crimes, worked at the scene of rocket attacks, and on the front lines across the Donbas. Her book of reportage chronicles a year of a war that changed Europe and the world, and whose ultimate consequences are still unknown.
The book can be purchased here