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Donbass. Genocide. 2014-2022
This special project was launched to shed light on what has happened in Donbass over the past eight years, with the aim to show not only episodes of crimes by the Kiev regime against the civilian population, but also to explore the roots of the disaster occurring in the region.

Genocide of Donbass: Evidence From the Lens of Photojournalist Mikhail Voskresenskiy

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Sputnik photographer Mikhail Voskresenskiy has been documenting events in Donbass since the very first days of the eight-year conflict. This photo gallery is evidence of the genocide Donbass civilians are suffering. It shows scenes of conflict in the region as witnessed by the author.
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Thousands of families have lost relations in this ongoing conflict for the right to remain Russian.

Photo: Residents of Donetsk region attend a memorial service for 21-year-old militiaman Aleksandr Lubenz, who was killed on 24 April during the shelling of a roadblock by the Ukrainian military.

Thousands of families have lost relations in this ongoing conflict for the right to remain Russian.Photo: Residents of Donetsk region attend a memorial service for 21-year-old militiaman Aleksandr Lubenz, who was killed on 24 April during the shelling of a roadblock by the Ukrainian military. - Sputnik International
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Thousands of families have lost relations in this ongoing conflict for the right to remain Russian.

Photo: Residents of Donetsk region attend a memorial service for 21-year-old militiaman Aleksandr Lubenz, who was killed on 24 April during the shelling of a roadblock by the Ukrainian military.

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Shell casings in a destroyed Ukrainian fortified area on the outskirts of the town Debaltseve. Ukraine has been using shells identical to these to attack Donbass cities for the past eight years.

Shell casings in a destroyed Ukrainian fortified area on the outskirts of the town Debaltseve. Ukraine has been using shells identical to these to attack Donbass cities for the past eight years. - Sputnik International
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Shell casings in a destroyed Ukrainian fortified area on the outskirts of the town Debaltseve. Ukraine has been using shells identical to these to attack Donbass cities for the past eight years.

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Houses in the vicinity of Donetsk airport - which underwent fierce fighting in 2014 and 2015 - have been particularly badly damaged.

Photo: A house in the Oktyabrsky village, whose owner removes what few remnants are left.

Houses in the vicinity of Donetsk airport - which underwent fierce fighting in 2014 and 2015 - have been particularly badly damaged.Photo: A house in the Oktyabrsky village, whose owner removes what few remnants are left. - Sputnik International
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Houses in the vicinity of Donetsk airport - which underwent fierce fighting in 2014 and 2015 - have been particularly badly damaged.

Photo: A house in the Oktyabrsky village, whose owner removes what few remnants are left.

© Sputnik / Mikhail Voskresenskiy

Some families lost all their belongings because of the shelling and were forced not only to hide in bomb shelters but also live there permanently.

Some families lost all their belongings because of the shelling and were forced not only to hide in bomb shelters but also live there permanently. - Sputnik International
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Some families lost all their belongings because of the shelling and were forced not only to hide in bomb shelters but also live there permanently.

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Hunger, no water, no heat, no medicine. These were the conditions for civilians who had nowhere to go. The elderly were forced to stand in long queues to get at least some food, risking being hit by mortar fire from the Ukrainian armed forces, who also shelled those receiving humanitarian aid.

Photo: An elderly resident of Debaltsevo receives bread from the Donbass People’s Militia, February 2015.

Hunger, no water, no heat, no medicine. These were the conditions for civilians who had nowhere to go. The elderly were forced to stand in long queues to get at least some food, risking being hit by mortar fire from the Ukrainian armed forces, who also shelled those receiving humanitarian aid.Photo: An elderly resident of Debaltsevo receives bread from the Donbass People’s Militia, February 2015. - Sputnik International
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Hunger, no water, no heat, no medicine. These were the conditions for civilians who had nowhere to go. The elderly were forced to stand in long queues to get at least some food, risking being hit by mortar fire from the Ukrainian armed forces, who also shelled those receiving humanitarian aid.

Photo: An elderly resident of Debaltsevo receives bread from the Donbass People’s Militia, February 2015.

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On 11 February 2015, a shell belonging to the Ukrainian armed forces hit Donetsk City Hospital No 20, according to what the Donetsk News Agency was told by the DPR Emergencies Ministry's press office. The shells hit a neurology department and a laboratory for blood sampling. A nurse and seven people who were in the department received shrapnel wounds. A man who was walking on a bridge near the hospital at the time of the shelling was killed.

Photo: a staff member inspecting the damage at Donetsk's City Hospital No 20.

On 11 February 2015, a shell belonging to the Ukrainian armed forces hit Donetsk City Hospital No 20, according to what the Donetsk News Agency was told by the DPR Emergencies Ministry's press office. The shells hit a neurology department and a laboratory for blood sampling. A nurse and seven people who were in the department received shrapnel wounds. A man who was walking on a bridge near the hospital at the time of the shelling was killed.Photo: a staff member inspecting the damage at Donetsk's City Hospital No 20. - Sputnik International
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On 11 February 2015, a shell belonging to the Ukrainian armed forces hit Donetsk City Hospital No 20, according to what the Donetsk News Agency was told by the DPR Emergencies Ministry's press office. The shells hit a neurology department and a laboratory for blood sampling. A nurse and seven people who were in the department received shrapnel wounds. A man who was walking on a bridge near the hospital at the time of the shelling was killed.

Photo: a staff member inspecting the damage at Donetsk's City Hospital No 20.

© Sputnik / Mikhail Voskresenskiy

Thousands of people were forced to leave their home and be evacuated. Women and children in particular had to flee to safer regions and Russia.

Photo: A father says goodbye to his son who is leaving Donetsk for Russia along with other refugees.

Thousands of people were forced to leave their home and be evacuated. Women and children in particular had to flee to safer regions and Russia.Photo: A father says goodbye to his son who is leaving Donetsk for Russia along with other refugees. - Sputnik International
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Thousands of people were forced to leave their home and be evacuated. Women and children in particular had to flee to safer regions and Russia.

Photo: A father says goodbye to his son who is leaving Donetsk for Russia along with other refugees.

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More photographic evidence is provided in the material: “Genocide of Donbass’ Civilian Population: Evidence From the Lens of Photojournalist Valery Melnikov
To learn how Ukrainian children were taught Nazism and how to hate Russia, read the material “Zombified Nation: How Young Ukrainians Were TAUGHT to Hate Russians
Further photo evidence of the genocide of Donbass civilians: "The Madonna of Gorlovka", children, elderly people, women bleeding on the streets of their cities.
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