Ukraine - Diego Herculano - Photojournalist

After the incident involving Ukraine and Russia on November 25, 2018, when Russia physically interrupted the passage of Ukrainian ships across the Kerch Strait, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was able to approve the martial law on November 26 of the same year.
On the occasion of martial law I was in Spain preparing for a trip to the Middle East, and as I was know with the news, I quickly scheduled a trip to Ukraine the next week.
While waiting for the documentation needed to travel where the conflict was focused, I set out to travel around the country and show how society was reacting to a threat of conflict near the time of the presidential election.
Because it was a not planned trip I had many bureaucratic problems, especially with regard to authorizations that are granted to members of the press, that after a month and many phone calls was solved.

In January 2019 I obtained the authorization to stay with Ukrainian military personnel who were at the front line of the conflict and I was able to successfully complete my experience in Ukraine and returning to Spain.

Ukraine

  • Orthodox Epiphany in Ukraine
  • Train trip by ukrainian villages, 2019
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  • Orthodox devotees bow at a Christmas Mass and celebration of autonomy conquered by the Independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine at St. Volodymyr Cathedral on January 6, 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine.
The Independent Orthodox Church of Ukraine, which was once under the authority of Moscow, received official recognition today in a decree signed by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, in a movement fueled by political conflicts between Ukraine and Russia.
  • Orthodox Epiphany in Ukraine
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  • A Christmas tree, an orthodox image of the Virgin and a Kalashnikov are seen, in an accommodation of Ukrainian military inside a bunker, around the city of Avdeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 10, 2019.
Military of the 93rd Independent Brigade of Kholodnyi Yar, less than 5 km from the line of fire with separatists.
  • Ukrainian soldiers dine in a bunker while they wait to defend their position in front of the separatists, around the city of Avdeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 10, 2019.
Military of the 93rd Independent Brigade of Kholodnyi Yar, less than 5 km from the line of fire with separatists.
The attempt by a Ukrainian military flotilla to reach the Sea of ​​Azov from the Black Sea was hampered by boats from Russia's border protection service, the action was a trigger for a dangerous situation in the Kerch Strait, which unites these two seas. Because of the incident Russia physically interrupted the passage through that strait to the Ukrainian ships, which is an unprecedented gesture since the disintegration of the Soviet Union and made the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko proposed the introduction of martial law.
  • A ring with the symbol of the Ukrainian trident is seen with a soldier while talking to the family by telephone from a bunker, around the city of Avdeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 10, 2019.
Military of the 93rd Independent Brigade of Kholodnyi Yar, less than 5 km from the line of fire with separatists.
  • A soldier shows letters sent by children to the Ukrainian military who are in emergency, around the city of Avdeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 10, 2019.
Military of the 93rd Independent Brigade of Kholodnyi Yar, less than 5 km from the line of fire with separatists.
  • A Ukrainian soldier reports his experience being 6 months ago without seeing his family, in an accommodation inside a bunker, around the city of Avdeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 10, 2019.
Military of the 93rd Independent Brigade of Kholodnyi Yar, less than 5 km from the line of fire with separatists.
  • A Ukrainian military man walks through the night in the middle of the remains of an installation of the Ukrainian army wrapped by the Russians in 2014, around the city of Avdeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 10, 2019.
Military of the 93rd Independent Brigade of Kholodnyi Yar, less than 5 km from the line of fire with separatists.
  • The Ukrainian military of the 93rd Kholodnyi Yar Independent Brigade is moving on the frontline of the conflict with the Russian separatists on January 10, 2019 in the Donetsk region of Ukraine.
  • Conflito na Ucrânia
  • Conflito na Ucrânia
  • Conflito na Ucrânia
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  • Militares ucranianos de emergencia en el frontline
  • Soldier Dimitry, 45, is seen in a constant exchange area of shots, around the city of Avdeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 10, 2019.
  • A Ukrainian soldier is seen in a former military base, destroyed during a Russian bombing in 2014, on the outskirts of the city of Avdeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 10, 2019.
The attempt by a Ukrainian military flotilla to reach the Sea of ​​Azov from the Black Sea was hampered by boats from Russia's border protection service, the action was a trigger for a dangerous situation in the Kerch Strait, which unites these two seas. Because of the incident Russia physically interrupted the passage through that strait to the Ukrainian ships, which is an unprecedented gesture since the disintegration of the Soviet Union and made the Ukrainian president, Petro Poroshenko proposed the introduction of martial law.
  • Ukrainian military personnel help themselves during a snow tour to a strategic position around the city of Avdeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 11, 2019.
Military of the 93rd Independent Brigade of Kholodnyi Yar, less than 3 miles from the line of fire with separatists.
  • A Ukrainian military man shoots an anti-tank weapon into a trench into the separatist territory, around the city of Avdeevka, Donetsk, Ukraine, on January 11, 2019.
Military of the 93rd Independent Brigade of Kholodnyi Yar, less than 5 km from the line of fire with separatists.
  • Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kramatorsk, Ucrânia, 2019
  • Bakhmut, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019
  • Bakhmut, Ucrânia, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ucrânia, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ucrânia, 2019
  • Bakhmut, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ucrânia, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kramatorsk, Ucrânia, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kramatorsk, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019
  • Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019
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