Children of conflict: war through young Ukrainians’ eyes

Provided by Restoring Donbas Community Initiative website

15 year old Sofia Sbitneva won the drawing competition put on my Restoring Donbas, capturing powerful images of war and peace in eastern Ukraine.

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“At four a.m., there were heavy bursts. Dad was running in the house and was closing everything in order to sleep and not hear it,” a young boy recalled as he addressed the camera. Darina, a seven year old girl from the Donetsk region, told viewers she “dreams about the day when children will not play with shells and will not hear the explosions.”

Last Tuesday, the Royal Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels hosted an exhibition entitled “Peace and War Through the Eyes of Donbas C...


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