Artists' paintings portray the life on the frontlines in eastern Ukraine
A collection of paintings from a war-zone is now on display in Kyiv. The works of Belorussian and Ukrainian artists are showcased in the Ukrainian capital's museum of history. All of the paintings were created on the front lines in eastern Ukraine.
Many of the works tell a story of the war that tore through the small town of Pisky in Donetsk region. That story often starts with a local church that has been hit by bullet and mortar fire from every angle. The church is featured in most of these artworks.
A painting of bandura, an ancient Ukrainian instrument, is also included in the collection. This particular bandura was found in Pisky. The painters say the instrument is now an essential part of the exhibit.