The war in East Ukraine has begun in 2014. at present, shelling is the preferred military tactic, leaving more than three thousand dead and one point five million people internally displaced. the war in the east is the third stage in a developing situation that began in Maidan, Kiev.
Both sides of a conflict sometimes use territorial dispute to manipulate and control entire populations which had previously shared a geographical or cultural space peacefully. Reality is changed throughout an entire region by the fracturing of space to the tune of political agendas which are unconcerned with the populations involved. In the case of East Ukraine, shared Christian upbringing ironically make comment on the slaughter that has victimized Pro Russians and Ukrainians alike. The harmony, however difficult to achieve between two different populations, may well have benefitted from the ideals of a Christian faith, but this peace, a sustainable reality in a complex region, has collapsed in the face of war. Geographically, the space shared by a largely devout and culturally similar people has been fractured by a discourse claiming for historical priorities, fear of foreign influence and political sovereignty.
Today, one sustainable space of coexistence and productivity has become two opposed, entrenched and bloody zones in a tragically frozen conflict.
For the people in the Eastern Ukraine, the present horrors of war and its evolution have fractured all perception of familiar space traumatically.