Stunning images show ‘souls’ of Ukrainians on the front lines of war

Stunning images show ‘souls’ of Ukrainians on the front lines of war

Exclusive: shocking photos show ?souls?  of people in the Ukraine war

A Ukrainian couple have captured moments of life, love and war as their homeland resisted the Russian invasion (Image: Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com/#manchesterstandswithukraine)

A collection of shocking images tell some of the personal stories of the Ukraine war and open a window into the lives of people caught up in the conflict.

A frontline wedding between a couple named Alla and Oleksandr is one of the moments of war captured by Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov.

The bride surprised her ‘everything’ on his birthday in the military position by waking up the soldier before a priest officiated the ceremony at a local church.

Their comrades, still in military gear, watched as the couple took their vows in an “unbelievable” moment that came amid the unit’s fight against Russian invasion forces.

She later joined her new husband in the unspecified area and wants to enlist in the Ukrainian armed forces to be by his side, the Liberovs say on their website.

The photographers describe the marriage, during which Alla tested an anti-tank weapon, as “another incredible love story born out of this terrible war.”

In a card to her love, Alla wrote: “You are my everything, you are my life.”

(Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

Alla surprised her partner Oleksandr on the front lines before a priest married them in a local church in front of their comrades (Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

(Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

Alla tests one of the pieces of weaponry she has on hand with the wedding party in the background after the wedding in the frontline area (Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

(Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

The newlyweds refused to let the war get in the way of their vows while the husband was serving at the front (Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

In another shocking image, a soldier takes a selfie as a rocket explodes in the sky behind him.

Showing the now everyday nature of warfare, a comrade in another image holds up a watermelon and gives a thumbs up as another missile explodes in the sky.

The loss, brutality and cruelty of the full-blown invasion are also captured by the pair, who have earned the trust of their military and humanitarian contacts.

In another image that suspends time, two fighter jets fly over the funeral of a military pilot in the central city of Vinnitsa about a month after the war.

In Irpin, a city devastated by war, the fear, shock and relief on the faces of victims as they are placed on a stretcher in an evacuation that took place in early April is captured.

(Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

A Ukrainian soldier takes a selfie on his phone as he fires fire into the sky from an armored vehicle behind him (Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

Photojournalists also document the dire consequences of Russia’s brutal occupation of population settlements north of Kyiv, including Irpin and Bucha.

A body covered in rags is shown in a forest while a team in biohazard suits carry out forensic work in one of the hero cities, which are synonymous with Russian war crimes.

Despair at the destruction wrought by Moscow forces is seen etched on the face of a man standing in the ruins of his house in a village near Avdeevka in the eastern Donbass region.

But the hope and courage of the Ukrainians also take a lucid form.

(Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

A military pilot receives a final farewell from his comrades carrying his coffin as two fighter jets fly overhead (Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

General Dymtro Marchenko, who has defended Ukraine since 2014 in battles including the defense of Donetsk airport, looks determined as the couple photograph him.

Kostiantyn and Vlada have used their extensive network of contacts across the country to gain intimate access to people’s lives and frontline areas beyond the reach of other media.

Traveling extensively, they have taken pictures in Kharkiv, Severodonetsk, Lysychansk, Mykolaiv and many small towns that have been shelled daily by Russian forces.

The images of the Liberovs, along with others taken by photographers covering the war in Ukraine, will be shown at an outdoor rally in Manchester on Saturday.

The collection of around 20 large images includes unfiltered images documenting the torture and killing of civilians by Russian troops and their proxy forces.

(Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

An elderly man stands in the ruins of his house as a fire burns in the background after a Russian attack in the eastern Donbass region (Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

Chernihiv

Rescuers collect the body of a dead woman in Chernihiv who came under heavy shelling by Russian forces at the start of the war (Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

(Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

A person walks on what remains of a bridge in one of the scenes of destruction resulting from the Russian invasion of Ukraine (Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

Alina Kostrubitska, 32, a refugee former wedding host and TV journalist in Kyiv, is one of the organizers from the Ukrainian community in Manchester.

Alina, who is staying with a British host family in the city, told Metro.co.uk that the rallies are held every Saturday and this week’s event includes a photo exhibition where people will hold the large images of the Liberovs and others. the route to Piccadilly Gardens.

“We want to send the message that this is our tragedy and we don’t want the world to turn the page and forget about the war,” he said. “Ukrainians cannot turn the page because this is our life, in our homes, with the images that show the cruelty of Russia, the terrorist and the aggressor.

‘The message is that the war is not over.’

(Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

A soldier is a picture of composure as he holds a watermelon and gives a thumbs up as a rocket shoots into the sky behind him (Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

‘I know Kostiantyn from Ukraine through his work as a wedding photographer.

“When he decided to take pictures of the war, we were impressed by his bravery and his powerful images, not only about the events, but also about the people, the stories and the emotions.

‘My opinion is that you can look into people’s souls through their photos.’

The rally is being held as part of the #manchesterstandswithukraine campaign and also includes work by Yevhenii Zavhorodny from Ukraine and Dmytro Kotyukh from Estonia.

One of the goals is to make sure that the world continues to see the full reality of the war.

Alina told Metro.co.uk that Instagram and Facebook have removed photos documenting the aftermath of Russian brutality.

(Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

Renowned Ukrainian general Dymtro Marchenko praised civilians for helping the war effort as the Liberovs photographed him (Kostiantyn and Vlada Liberov/libkos.com)

In a message sent through the organizers, the Liberovs said: “The war in Ukraine is not sensitive content.

‘This is the reality. And we have to talk about it loudly and for so long until we get enough attention.

‘Because yes, attention, unfortunately, is still not enough.

‘As long as the aggressor is not punished, it is not enough. It is not enough until our homes are rebuilt.

‘Until all our lands are liberated and our boys and girls come home alive, nothing will be enough.’

The event will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Piccadilly Gardens.. See more photos of Liberovs here

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Source : metro.co.uk

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