june 12, 2014. suspected marauders, slovyansk, ukraine. another three hour drive through villages. this time three checkpoints. ukrainian army in apc's stationed in a forest by the side of the main road. a. turns the minivan back. we decide we have to go in. i tell everybody to put flak jackets on. people downtown so traumatized i tell everybody to take flak jackets off. a. wants to visit his aunt and deliver water for her family. as we wait for him to descend from the apartment, shelling starts. flack jackets back on.