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Snapshots From The Donbas Front

Artur Gasparyan , a 24-year-old native of Spitak, Armenia, was recruited in Moscow in May to fight in eastern Ukraine after the deadly fire in Odesa. He shares with us some of the photographs he brought back from his month in the conflict.

Volunteer Artur Gasparyan during his time in the Vostok battalion, under the command of Aleksandr Khodakovsky.
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Volunteer Artur Gasparyan during his time in the Vostok battalion, under the command of Aleksandr Khodakovsky.

Gasparyan (extreme right) with other Vostok fighters.
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Gasparyan (extreme right) with other Vostok fighters.

Volunteers recruited from Russia participating in a parade and demonstration in Donetsk on May 25.
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Volunteers recruited from Russia participating in a parade and demonstration in Donetsk on May 25.

Volunteers recruited from Russia participating in a parade and demonstration in Donetsk on May 25.
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Volunteers recruited from Russia participating in a parade and demonstration in Donetsk on May 25.

A man accused of looting is taken into custody by a volunteer member of the Vostok Battalion.
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A man accused of looting is taken into custody by a volunteer member of the Vostok Battalion.

Artur Gasparyan (right) poses with a comrade from the Vostok Battalion.
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Artur Gasparyan (right) poses with a comrade from the Vostok Battalion.

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