“I was in bed sleeping when the bombs started falling. I was in the army for 6 years before this and medically discharged for wounds sustained near Donbas.

I cannot walk well, so I am sitting in my house watching the street. I am waiting for the Russians. When they get here, I will defend this home, this street and my country.

My doorstep is Ukraine and I will die on it.”
– “Lyaksandro” Ukrainian Veteran. Invasion of Ukraine, February 24th, 2022.

This story was documented by Nicholas Laidlaw.

Every soldier has a story, and every story deserves to be told.