Dinner in the middle of fighting. Men drink tea and rest in a kitchen-dugout, while other soldiers were suppressing enemy fire. (photo by ukrainian military photographer Andriy Dubchak)

An ordinary day of Ukraine’s War: The underground of the frontline

There are many names for this structure: dugout, shelter, or, as rebels called it – kriivka. It is a big hole in the ground covered with tree trunks and sand bags, usually arranged in several layers. This shelter becomes home for soldiers for many months, and the nature of life itself transforms from terrestrial into subterranean state. View More