During the last 8 months, me and Per Christian Selmer-Anderssen have been following school number 58 in Donetsk, the town in war torn Eastern-Ukraine.
When we first visited the school in May, the teachers had to clean up broken glass after a rocket hit the school. In total the school has been bombed five times, but almost always stayed open. When we went back to the class rooms in January this year, the kids where about to begin weapon training.
Read the story in this months edition of Aftenposten Innsikt.
SNIZHNE, Ukraine /// The darkness bred fear. Tolek Golovko tried to calm down as a wagon carried him 800 meters down into the mine. The boy was afraid the wooden pillars would fail and the ceiling would come crashing down on him and the rest of the group. That happens on a regular basis here in Eastern Ukraine. Most recently in March last year, 33 people were killed when a mine collapsed outside of Donetsk. That one was large and state-owned, so the news went global. But when illegal mines like the one in Snizhne collapse, it is not always reported. Instead, families are compensated, mines are closed—and they become another secret mass grave deep in the woods. Read the whole story here.