The American WWI uniform store is a small, unassuming store in a shopping centre in eastern Ukraine.
There are only two other people in the shop: a woman and her husband.
But when she opens the front door, the first thing she sees is the uniform store, a collection of military uniforms that are being stored in a vault.
Inside the vault are hundreds of different uniforms and pieces of clothing.
In a tiny room, she looks through a large pile of clothes.
The clothing is mostly worn by civilians, and some of it is even military.
There is a large piece of wool-blend military clothing, a wool hat and trousers.
The owner, Vasily, told Al Jazeera that his father had fought in the Second World War.
“He had an army of soldiers who were not wearing uniforms.
They had their own uniforms.
Some of them fought in our regiment, we fought with them,” Vasily told Alja.
A large number of uniforms The store has one window that is open to show the shop owner the inventory of uniforms and items on display.
The shelves are empty but the owner is happy to let the customer pick up a few items that are not in stock.
“They say that our products are good quality.
I will take them.
It will be cheaper,” he said.
But there is one uniform item that is very expensive.
Vasily and his wife are not sure what it is, but they do know that it has been on display for more than a year.
He says that the uniform has not been on sale in the Ukraine for a long time.
“I thought that this uniform was old.
But we could not find it in our shop,” Vasili said.
The US military, for its part, is trying to sell the uniform, but not just in Ukraine.
The Pentagon has sent an envoy to Ukraine to negotiate a sale.
“We will be happy to discuss it and if the Ukrainian government is willing to make a reasonable offer for this particular item,” US State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said in a statement.
The Ukrainian government has refused to discuss the sale with the US, and the US embassy in Kiev has asked the US State department to refrain from providing any information about the sale.
The ambassador of Ukraine, Vitaly Churkin, also refused to comment on the sale, telling reporters that he had not received any official communication from the US government about the situation.