July 2015, Odessa
Amina Okuyeva poses for the photo in a flat she shares with her mother and son.
Amina left war-torn Chechnia (II Chechen war )and moved to Odessa where she studied and become a doctor. She was on Maidan from December 2014 working as a medical volunteer. In that time her husband was in prison accused of the attempt to kill Russian President V. Putin. After Euromaidan revolution he was pardoned and together with Amina joined ” international peacekeeping battalion” of volunteers to support Ukraine in fighting against the pro-Russian insurgency. Presently she is a fighter n the Brigade named after first Chechen president Dzhokhar Dudayev . She also serves as a Brigade Press officer.