This Ukrainian Story

Collection with 16 media items created by Felipe Paiva

Ukraine 05 Oct 2014 00:00

During the Ukranian Uprising in 2013 a group called Pravi Sector gained recognition for their bravery and violence against Viktor Yanukovich's riot police. Now they are a parallel militia that fights against insurgency in eastern Ukraine. They only count on donations from supporters and have few training camps. This collection portraits a training unit in Desna, north of Kiev.

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Pravi sector camp 01
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

Path to the training camp during the autumn.

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Pravi sector camp 02
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Viktor Yanukovich's picture is framed in the toilet's door of the training camp.

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Pravi sector camp 03
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Commander Berkut poses for a portrait.

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Pravi sector camp 04
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Dormitory of the training warriors - as they called themselves.

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Pravi sector camp 05
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Pravi Sector warriors doing military training.

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Pravi sector camp 06
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Pravi Sector warriors doing military training.

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Pravi sector camp 07
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Two warriors looking at Ukraine's map

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Pravi sector camp 08
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

Warriors getting ready for another day of disciplinary training. They also did one minute of silence as the previous day they found out that two of their partners have died on the front line.

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Pravi sector camp 10
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

Most days the meal consists of buckwheat and tea. In the lucky days they also get a can of tuna.

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Pravi sector camp 11
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

The place where all warriors have their meals.

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Pravi sector camp 12
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

A machine is leveling the terrain for tank training.

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Pravi sector camp 13
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

A team get ready to assault a building as part of a training. All guns are airsoft guns.

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Pravi sector camp 14
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

A team parcticing assault during training.

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Pravi sector camp 15
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
05 Oct 2014

Tanchik - codename - guides his team on an assault training mission.

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Pravi sector camp 16
Desna
By Felipe Paiva
04 Oct 2014

Portrait of Mary - Codename. They all use codenames as they are part of a parallel army.
Most volunteers are man, however some women train and fight along Pravi Sector.