I will post information about Twin Sisters, Anya and Katya who fights for the NAF from two news source.
The pro-Russian separatists twin sisters Anya (R) and Katya (L) pose near Telmonove, Donetsk region, on June 17, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ANDREY BORODULIN
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Twin offensive: Sisters, 19, fighting together with pro-Russian rebels on the frontline – as hopes raise that Ukraine ceasefire will hold
- Twins Anya and Katya have been with the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) army since October last year, fighting Ukrainian government forces
- Youngsters pictured nonchalantly playing with their mobile phones as they relax during downtime amid a ceasefire which now looks less fragile
- They are pictured at a base near Mariupol, where fighting has eased
- The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany agreed today to seek a reinforcement of the international monitoring mission
- US Secretary of State John Kerry said Russia was lying when it said there are no Russian troops or equipment in Ukraine
Two teenage twins are among a group of pro-Russian rebels pictured resting up in Ukraine amid hopes a ceasefire agreement is now finally holding.
Twins Anya and Katya, both 19 years old, have been with the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) army since October last year, fighting Ukrainian government forces.
Twins Anya and Katya have been with the DPR army since October 2014. They are pictured resting with other pro-Russian rebels on a base on the southern front near Mariupol
Fighting around the town has eased in recent days, raising hopes that a fragile ceasefire will now hold, allowing the twins some downtime to play with their mobile phones next to two male soldiers
The twins examine Ukrainian flags seized in Debaltseve, a strategic transport hub taken by the rebels
They are pictured rebels at a base on the southern front near the town of Mariupol, where fighting has eased in recent days.
The youngsters can be seen nonchalantly playing with their mobile phones in between two male soldiers as they relax during some downtime at the base.
They are also pictured with some Ukrainian flags seized in Debaltseve, a strategic transport hub seized by the rebels since the ceasfire was supposed to come into effect on February 15.
As a result of the offensive Kiev has accused the rebels of ignoring the truce.
Pro-Russia separatists brought reporters today to witness the withdrawal of heavy weapons from the front line in the east of the country, but Ukraine said the rebels were using the cover of the truce to reinforce for another advance.
The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany agreed today to seek a reinforcement of the international monitoring mission in Ukraine and renewed their calls for the oft-breached ceasefire agreement to be respected.
Pro-Russian separatists, twin sisters Anya (right) and Katya, pose for a photo near Telmonove in Donetsk region.—AFP
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‘Not afraid of blood’
Anya and Katya are genial twins who are used to wearing heavy combat boots.
They seem at ease and not the slightest bit regretful recalling how — at the tender age of 19 — they made the life-altering decision to quit their technical college and join one of the local militia forces.
“We studied and lived in Donetsk when the war started,” Katya said.
“We decided to join the rebellion when we learned that kids were being killed.”
Monitors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) believe that at least 68 children have died and 180 have been wounded since fighting began in March 2014.
The campaign’s brutality has splintered family allegiances and left psychological scars on both ethnic Russian and Ukrainians — fellow Slavs who had lived in relative harmony even after the Soviet Union broke up.
Anya admits that “at first, mom would not let us” join the war.
But then she caved, and started going along with her daughters to treat rebels wounded at the front.
“Before the war, I used to be afraid of blood — of its smell,” Katya said. “I am not afraid of blood anymore.”
Published in Dawn, June 25th, 2015
Family affair on the frontline for Ukrainian twins
Published on Jun 24, 2015
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Twin sisters Katya and Anya, decided they could no longer sit by and watch the crisis in Ukraine unfold. So the 20-year-olds joined rebel forces in the Donetsk People's Republic along with their mother and brother.
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