Alexander Vasukovich is a freelance photo journalist based in Minsk, Belarus. He was born in Minsk in 1985 and began his career as a photojournalist in 2011.
While doing my journalism work in Eastern Ukraine many members of Donbas Battalion asked me to make a commemorative photo. I snapped pictures and later send it to soldiers who were depicted at photos and to their children, wives and friends. After a year and a half, I printed that pictures and travelled to Kiev to meet people who have returned from war. I asked them what happened to the people on those pictures. I marked all the soldiers who were killed with a red cross. Number of killed in the war doesn't impress us so much. Nevertheless, when you are looking into a face of a dead man, know place where he was killed you begin to feel it in a different way. There are a lot of memory photos all around us and this issue is my attempt to direct attention at the story behind the photo of a man, who went up the line.
Callsign "Boha", was killed.
"Boha" was killed while the attempt of liberation of the town of Popasnaya, Lugansk region.
Callsign "Varg", was killed.
"Samolyot" was killed near the town of Ilovaysk, Donetsk region.
Left to right: callsigns "Gor", "Natz" and "Tankist" were killed.
Callsign "Samolyot", was killed.
"Tankist" was killed during retreat from the town of Ilovasyk, Donetsk region.
"Gor", "Varg", "Kein", "Son", "Eney", "Sych", "Natz" were killed during retreat from the town of Ilovasyk, Donetsk region. They were walking so-called "green corridor" provided by the separatists to retreat safely.
Left to right: callsigns "Sych" and "Tankist", were killed.
Callsign "Gor", was killed.
Callsign "Eney", was killed.
Left to right: callsign "Gor", "Tankist", "Kein", "Son", were killed.