"The shooting feels like it’s just next to us, on the other side of the wall, but it’s actually a bit further away. Kalashnikov’s and heavier artillery echoes in the air. We lie on the ground and then everybody hurries to the safe room, which is just a few metres away."
"Back home I left my apartment and car, and packed only the things I always carry with me: my skateboard, my skate shoes and my hat. Most likely, they won't ever get used here: the hat is too hot, the shoes are too thin and the skateboard requires terrain that is rarely found out on the field; if there is even time to relax. These belongings mark my comfort zone though: a piece of home taken with me, something to fall back on."