Daily life in Donetsk People's Republic
DONETSK, DONETSK PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC, UKRAINE - 2017/12/09: To Donbass Liberators - the monument to the liberators of Donbass area in the Second World War. In Donetsk, there is an omnipresent narrative comparing current conflict with World War II. The Donetsk is seen as liberated from fascist grasp of Ukrainian government that is backed up by the dictate of European Union. Soviet Union is idealized and serves as an example for a newborn unrecognized country.
The War in Donbass region of eastern Ukraine has caused at least at least 10,000 deaths and 1.4 million people displaced from the home since the start of the conflict in March 2014. (Photo by Martin Trabalik/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)