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Ukrainian Photographer's Hometown Becomes Coronavirus Front Line

Andriy Dubchak, a photojournalist with RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service, returned to his hometown of Kalynivka recently to find it transformed after an outbreak of COVID-19 among hospital staff.

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Andriy Dubchak

Andriy Dubchak is a correspondent and photographer who has worked for RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service since 2003. He specializes in telling the stories of soldiers and civilians caught up in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. He received a 2022 Free Media Award from the Fritt Ord and ZEIT foundations for his "courageous professional reporting from battle zones." He also received a Lovie award for his coverage of the Maidan protests in 2014 and a Gold Medal in the LifePressPhoto competition in 2020.