Hypoxia. Airport

Hypoxia. Airport. Ukraine. Donetsk 2012-2015 Alena Grom

Donbass is the largest industrial part of Ukraine, which is based on mining and metallurgical enterprises. In early 2013 more than 6.6 million people lived here. In the spring of 2014, Russia began a hybrid war against Ukraine: the Crimean peninsula was annexed in March , armed platoons of separatists, supported by Russian troops annexed part of the Donbass in May. Under the control of separatists appeared Donetsk - the largest city in the region. The battle for Donetsk Sergei Prokofiev airport went from May 2014 to January 2015. Ukrainian military tried to keep this important strategic object, but after 242 days of fierce fighting was forced to leave it. One of the largest airports in the country is completely destroyed now. May 26, 2014, during the first battle, my car was parked at the airport. It was pierced by burst. Between battles, my husband managed to take the car. I found a bullet and kept it as a memento. Now I like more than 2 million of my townsmen, who left because of the war from the Donbas, became a refugee. The airport is a place where people come back, where someone waits for you, it is a symbol of home. The thought of it takes my breath away. When i think about it, I always catch my breath. In the project I use my photos along with the photos and video footage from other authors.

Multimedia

Scoreboard Donetsk International Airport by Sergei Prokofiev. The scoreboard shows canceled departure schedule of May 26, 2014
 
2012 December . Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport. 2015 Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport.
 
2012 December . Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport. 2015 Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport.
 
2012 December . Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport. 2015 Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport.
 
2013 September. International Airport Donetsk Sergei Prokofiev. 2015 Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport.
 
2012 November. International Airport Donetsk Sergei Prokofiev. 2015 Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport.
 
2012 November. International Airport Donetsk Sergei Prokofiev. 2015 Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport.
 
2012 November. International Airport Donetsk Sergei Prokofiev. 2015 Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport.
2013 September. Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport. I’m sitting in the waiting room.  2015. Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev International Airport. Waiting room
 
2013 October. International Airport Donetsk Sergei Prokofiev. 2015 Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev
International Airport. In the
darkness, the military is watching the Donetsk airport at night through thermographic camera.
 
2013 October. International Airport Donetsk Sergei Prokofiev. Marking «Cargo 200» is used for transporting the deceased. Thousands of people were killed during the military confrontation.
 
2014 May. Bullet hole in the cabin of my car. 2015 Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev
International Airport. View from the top.
 
2014 May. The steel tip of the bullet, which struck my car. 2015 Donetsk Sergey Prokofiev
International Airport. Control tower.