Powerful images show the ‘souls’ of Ukrainians on the front lines
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A powerful collection of photographs tells some of the most unique stories of the war in Ukraine and opens a window into the lives of those caught up in the conflict.
A front row wedding between a couple named Alla and Oleksandr is one of the moments of war that Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov captured.
The bride surprised ‘everyone’ on her birthday at the military base by waking up the soldier before the ceremony was officiated by a local church priest.
His friends, still in military gear, watched as the couple said their vows in a ‘wonderful moment’ which came as the unit was fighting against invading Russian forces.
She later joined her new husband in an unspecified area and wants to sign up for the Ukrainian armed forces to support him, the Liberovs said on their website.
Photographers described the marriage, during which Allah tested anti-tank weapons, as ‘another wonderful love story born out of this terrible war’.
In her love card, Alla wrote: ‘You are everything, you are my life.’
In another striking image, a soldier takes a selfie while a rocket explodes in the sky behind him.
Showing the everyday nature of the war, the friend in another photo holds a watermelon and gives a thumbs up as another rocket crashes into the sky.
The loss, brutality and brutality of the brutal invasion were also captured by the couple who gained confidence in their military and humanitarian connections.
In another time-lapse photo, two fighter jets fly over the funeral of a military pilot in the center of Vinnitsa about a month into the war.
In war-torn Irpin, fear, shock and relief were captured on the faces of the wounded as they spread out in the evacuation that took place at the beginning of April.
The horrors of Russia’s brutal occupation of settlements north of Kyiv, including Irpin and Bucha, were also documented by photographers.
The body was laid out in a wooden coffin as the investigation was carried out by a team wearing bio-hazard suits in one of the city’s capitals, which is synonymous with war crimes in Russia.
Hope for the destruction inflicted by Moscow’s forces is expressed in the face of a man standing in the ruins of his house in a village near Avdeevka in the eastern Donbass region.
But the hopes and sufferings of Ukrainians are also given a lucid form.
General Dymtro Marchenko, who defended Ukraine since 2014 in battles such as the defense of Donetsk airport, was presented in full resolution, as he photographed the couple.
Kostiantyn and Vlada used their extensive contacts across the country to closely connect with people’s lives and places outside the front lines of other media.
During their extensive travels, they took pictures of Kharkiv, Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Mykolaiv and many small towns that are bombarded by the Russian army every day.
Pictures taken by the Liberovs, along with photographers covering the war in Ukraine, will be displayed at an outdoor demonstration in Manchester on Saturday.
Around 20 large-scale photo collections include unfiltered images of the torture and killing of civilians by Russian forces and their sympathizers.
Alina Kostrubitska, 32, a refugee who was a wedding host and television reporter in Kyiv, is one of the organizers of the Manchester Ukrainian community.
Alina, who is with a visiting British family in the city, told Metro.co.uk that the rallies take place every Saturday, with this week’s event including a photo exhibition where people will hold up giant portraits of the Liberovs. and others along with them. Road to Piccadilly Park.
“We want to send the message that this is our tragedy and we don’t want the world to heal and forget about the war,” she said. “Ukraines cannot turn the page because this is our lives, our homes, the pictures show Russian brutality, terrorism and aggression.
‘The message is that the war is not over.’
“I know Kostiantyn from Ukraine for his work as a wedding photographer.
“When he decided to take pictures of the war I was very impressed by his courage and his powerful pictures that were not just about events but about people, stories and emotions.
“My idea is that you can see people’s souls in his pictures.”
The demonstration is taking place as part of the #manchestertandswithukraine campaign and also includes the work of Yevhenii Zavhorodny from Ukraine and Dmytro Kotyukh from Estonia.
One of the aims is to ensure that the world continues to see the true reality of war.
Alina told Metro.co.uk that Instagram and Facebook have removed images showing the aftermath of Russian atrocities.
In the message sent by the organizers, Liberovs said: “The war in Ukraine is not critical.
This is a fact. And we have to talk about it so much and so long until we get enough attention.
“Because yes, the feeling, unfortunately, is still not enough.
As long as the aggressors are not punished, it is not enough. It is not enough until our homes are rebuilt.
“Until our entire land is liberated and our sons and daughters return home alive, nothing will be enough.”
The event takes place from 2pm to 4pm at Piccadilly Gardens. See more photos taken by the Liberovs here
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