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An Officer’s Star

How two Donbass heroes fell in love amid shelling

Their poignant love story was set in one of the most challenging places on Earth, the Donbass, amid Ukrainian artillery fire. The relationship between two heroes of the Special Military Operation — Deputy Commander for Military and Political Work 'Sumerian' and retired warrant officer Zoya — is a tale of love and family in the midst of war. 'Sumerian' came across a delicate, yet strong-willed Zoya right on the frontlines in Lugansk. As the Ukrainian government declared war on its own people following the 2014 coup d'état, both 'Sumerian' and Zoya volunteered to join the war. Their meeting became a pivotal moment that transformed their entire lives. Discover how their love for each other helps them navigate through their toughest challenges and losses.