Niclas Hammarstrom, is a Swedish photojournalist working on long-term documentary projects and news around the world. His assignments have won several international awards, including two World Press Photo awards, several Pictures of the Year International, Unicef Photo of the Year among others. Niclas is currently contracted by the Swedish newspaper Expressen.
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In the truck's cab were also the charred remains of two Russian soldiers. There were unidentifiable meat slabs on the sidewalk and around the road.
Once upon a time, Stanytsia Luhanska, located 12 miles north of separatist-controlled Luhansk, was a neat little village that its inhabitants were proud of. Since the war started in 2014, many of the houses are abandoned, and those still living there are tormented by years of anxiety.
“There's been shelling before, but this, it's just terrible, terrible,” says kindergarten worker Natalia Sleserevna.
New Lines travels along the front lines of eastern Ukraine and meets civilians and soldiers trying to eke out a sense of normalcy in the midst of the stalemate.
“Now it’s mostly calm,” [Cmdr. Ivan] says, “but when it’s calm, we always think they’re doing something bad. If it’s totally quiet, it’s a little nervous.” He prefers it when they shoot, as they did daily in September and October.