25/04 – 30/04. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №11

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April 25-26th

The third month of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has begun. The occasional photos of destroyed Mariupol by civilians are one of the few sources of truthful information, as journalists are no longer present in the city. The occupiers continue to shell residential areas of Kharkiv, especially the severely damaged Saltivka. A Soviet sculpture of workers under the Arch of Friendship of Peoples was dismantled in Kyiv.

25.02 Kyiv region

Photo: Rodrigo Abd

26.04 Bucha, Polissia
Tatiana (on the right) hugs her neighbor before burying her husband, who was killed by the Russian military.

Photo: Emilio Morenatti

26.04 Mariupol, Pryazovia
A child stands against the backdrop of the ruined city center near the Drama Theater, where the occupiers dropped an air bomb on March 16.

Photo: Bohdan Kinashchuk

25.04 Slobozhanshchyna
A man is holding an Easter egg painted in rainwater.

Photo: Alex Kent

25.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Residents of this high-rise building who managed to evacuate watch as fire destroys their home.

Photo: Felipe Dana

25.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A rescuer in the entrance of a building where fire broke out as a result of shelling by Russian occupiers.

Photo: Felipe Dana

26.04 Kyiv
Barricade in front of the entrance to the metro station in the city center.

Photo: David Guttenfelder

26.04 Moskali, Sivershchyna
Part of the hidden collection from Yurii Dakhno’s Museum of Antiquities.

Photo: Huzenko Kostiantyn

26.04 Kozarovychi, Polissia
The village of Kozarovychi, 41 km north of Kyiv, was occupied in the early days of the Russian invasion. About 200 men from the village were abducted and deported to Russia.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

26.04 Kyiv
Dismantling of the Soviet monument under the Arch of Friendship of Peoples.

Photo: Vitalii Klichko’s Instagram-page

April 27-28th

During the visit of the UN Secretary-General, who arrived in Ukraine to organize a humanitarian corridor to evacuate people from Mariupol, a missile strike took place in Kyiv. Civilians are trying to leave the territories temporarily occupied by Russian troops, to go and seek shelter in Zaporizhzhia. Ukrainian women, including the wives of military personnel trapped at the Azovstal plant, are holding rallies demanding the evacuation of people living under constant shelling and rocket attacks.

27.04 Demydiv, Polissia

Photo: David Guttenfelder

27.04 Kyiv
A woman cries during a rally. Ukrainians are demanding that international leaders organize a humanitarian corridor for the military and civilians at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

Photo: Gleb Garanich for Reuters

28.04 Bucha, Polissia
During his visit to Ukraine, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Borodianka and Bucha, which were formerly occupied by Russian troops.

Photo: Efrem Lukatsky for AP News

28.04 Kyiv
As a result of a rocket attack on a residential building in Kyiv, 10 people were injured, four were hospitalized, and one person was killed.

Photo: Telegram Channel of the SES of Ukraine

27.04 Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
A Ukrainian soldier shows a Swedish-British portable anti-tank missile (“NLAW”) to his brothers-in-arms.

Photo: Lynsey Addario for The New York Times

27.04 Myrne, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
A family from Myrne, a town currently occupied by Russian troops, waits to be registered with the police at an evacuation point.

Photo: Chris McGrath

27.04 Velyka Novosilka, Slobozhanshchyna
A Ukrainian soldier rests on a bench in a frontline village.

Photo: Chris McGrath

27.04 Popasna, Slobozhanshchina
A local man with burns on his face and hands following a fire in his home. Mykola stayed in a basement with his burns, and was only able to receive medical treatment after two weeks.

Photo: Tetiana Romaniuk

28.04 Kyiv
Rescuers from the State Emergency Service of Ukraine (along with their legendary mascot, Patron (“Cartridge”)) visited children at the Okhmatdyt Hospital to remind them of safety rules in emergencies.

Photo: Facebook page of NDSL "Okhmatdyt"

28.04 Kyiv
Apple blossom against the backdrop of a high-rise building damaged by Russian aggression.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

April 29-30th

The third month of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is underway. Kharkiv children study in a bomb shelter, where their parents and grandparents teach. In Kyiv, relatives of Azov Regiment fighters hold rallies demanding a humanitarian corridor for the military and civilians in Mariupol, and Kyiv residents continue to receive humanitarian aid from local volunteer headquarters.

30.04 Irpin, Polissia

Photo: Emilio Morenatti

29.04, Lviv, Halychyna
A boy stands with a Ukrainian flag next to a monument to Taras Shevchenko.

Photo: Chekal Pietro

29.04, Kyiv
Relatives of soldiers of the Azov Regiment and the 36th Marine Brigade went to Independence Square to demand the rescue of people surrounded at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

Photo: Oleksandr Khomenko

30.04, Belgrade, Serbia
A man walks past a mural depicting Putin, which has been painted red, with the word “war” added instead of the original caption, “brother”.

Photo: Marko Djurica

29.04, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Ukrainian soldiers shelter from the artillery and drones of the Russian army.

Photo: Manu Brabo

29.04, Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Parents teach their children in bomb shelters, where they hide from shelling by the Russian occupiers.

Photo: Alex Lourie

29.04 Ozera, Polissia
Local resident Inna shows the remains of her house, which was damaged by a missile strike by Russian troops.

Photo: Alexey Furman

30.04 Maidanivka, Polissia
A local woman with humanitarian aid brought by volunteers from the Kyiv Volunteer Headquarters.

Photo: Viktor Rasputin

30.04 Lviv, Halychyna
It has been a month since the Lviv National Opera resumed its work. On the stage – the ballet “Giselle”.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

30.04 Lviv, Halychyna
Hollywood movie star Angelina Jolie visited Lviv on her own initiative to meet with children impacted by the war, as well as organizations that protect them.

Photo: Ukrzaliznytsia Telegram Channel

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