The Norwegian cheerleaders in Viqueens are among the best in Europe and are currently competing in the european championship. Here are some photos of them to a story I recently did for VG.
During the last two years, Maria (83) and her neighbors has lived in a bomb shelter in Eastern-Ukraine. While the war rages on above them, they have fled their homes and found refuge beneath the ground.
– I miss the sun. After two years you miss the sun, Maria Ivanova Katsjenka told us.
We also visited the remains of Donetsk International Airport which was one of the most modern airport in the whole region when it was finished in 2012. Now it’s just an empty shell, with heavy fighting going on between the Russian-backed rebels and the Ukrainian army.
The story was first published in Dagbladet Magasinet.
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.