01/05 – 06/05. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №12

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May 1-2

An open-air photo exhibition has opened in Odesa, where photos of Ukrainian authors about Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine have been collected. On the day of the funeral, a 10-year-old boy visited the grave of his father, who died defending Irpin from Russian troops. The wreckage of Russian vehicles left near Kyiv is becoming a roadside attraction for many people passing by.

1.04 Bucha, Polissia

Photo: Sergiy Illya

1.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
People try to evacuate in a damaged car that was shot by Russian occupiers.

Photo: Telegram channel h_kharkov

1.04 Zdvyzhivka, Polissia
A large camp of Russian soldiers prepare to storm Kyiv, stationed near the village of Zdvizhivka in the Bucha district during the occupation.

Photo: George Ivanchenko

1.04 Lviv, Halychyna
The girl is playing in the middle of a modular town for migrants.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

2.04 Borodyanka, Polissia
Mother and child play on a playground in front of a house destroyed during the occupation.

Photo: Zohra Bensemra for Reuters

1.05 Kyiv
A woman asks for donations to feed her dogs. The cardboard reads: “Help with food for dogs and cats. Thank you”.

Photo: Emilio Morenatti

2.04 Zaporizhzhia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Evacuation corridors bring people from the occupied territories to Zaporizhzhia for shelter.

Photo: Dmitry Smolenko

1.04 Irpin, Polissia
A 10-year-old boy, Savely Krotkikh, and his mother visit the grave of his father Igor, who died defending Irpin from Russian troops on March 21, 2022.

Photo: Nick Tymchenko

2.04 Makariv, Polissia
A woman poses for a photo in front of a destroyed Russian tank near Makariv.

Photo: Wolfgang Schwan

2.04 Odesa, Prychornomoria
Photo exhibition “Side by side”, organized by Odesa activists and institutions with military photographs by Ukrainian authors.

Photo: Kateryna Radchenko

May 3-4th

Russian troops broke into the Azovstal plant in Mariupol, but a humanitarian corridor has been secured and civilians have begun to be evacuated to Zaporizhzhia. The evacuation of people from other occupied cities in Slobozhanshchyna is also ongoing. The United States continues to supply Ukraine with weapons, which are already being used to defend against the occupiers. Servicemen and women, in the armed forces and volunteer battalions, continue to courageously defend Ukrainian independence.

4.05 Kyiv

Photo: Mikhail Palinchak

3.05 Severodonetsk, Slobozhanshchyna
A Ukrainian Red Cross crew evacuates Oleksandr, along with his cat and dog, from Severodonetsk, which is constantly under shelling by the Russian occupiers.

Photo: Tetiana Romaniuk

3.05 Lviv, Halychyna
Sunset against a background of smoke from rocket strikes in Lviv, as a result of which three power substations were damaged.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

4.05 Kyiv
Recruitment of volunteers to the 47th Separate Battalion of Valerii Markus and Ivan Shalamaha.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

3.05 Zaporizhzhia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
A woman sits in the evacuation bus after arriving in Zaporizhzhia. More than 150 people were rescued that day from the vaults of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

Photo: Chris McGrath

4.05 Barvinkove, Slobozhanshchyna
A resident of Barvinkove, a city under constant shelling by the Russian occupiers, talks to Ukrainian soldiers.

Photo: Sergi Mykhalchuk

3.05 Alabama, USA
US president Joe Biden visited the Lockheed Martin plant in Alabama, which manufactures the Javelin anti-RPG weapons that the USA is sending to Ukraine.

Photo: Facebook page of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

A servicewoman against a forest background. As of December 2021, the Ukrainian armed forces counted 57,000 women among its members. This is almost 22% of all its personnel.

Photo: Alex Kent

3.05 Zalissia, Naddniprianshchyna
The destroyed turret of a Russian tank lodged in the ground.

Photo: Zohra Bensemra for Reuters

3.05 Borodianka, Polissia
Spring in the Kyiv region: a car riddled with bullet holes in front of a ruined high-rise building.

Photo: Roman Pashkovskiy

May 5-6

Ukrainian sappers continue to demine the area in the territories liberated from Russian troops. In the Kyiv region, people are trying to return to regular life by cleaning up their homes after the Russian occupation. A professor at Uzhhorod University gives online lectures to his students while on the front.

5.05 Demydiv, Polissia

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

Fedir Shandor, a professor of Uzhhorod National University gives online lectures on tourism to his students from a position in the east.

Photo: Telegram-channel "Unity"

5.05 Horenka, Polissia
Children play with a ball on the road near a ruined house.

Photo: Nick Tymchenko

6.05 Kyiv
A large-scale fire broke out in Holosiivskyi district of the capital, where a hotel burned down completely. No one was killed.

Photo: Pavel Petrov

5.05 Zahaltsi, Polissia
A local shows a fragment of a Russian missile lying next to his house.

Photo: Alexey Furman for Getty Images⁠

5.05 Demydiv, Polissia
Ukrainians flooded the village of Demydiv to prevent Russian troops from approaching the Ukrainian capital from the north. Part of the village still has a high water level.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

5.05 Kyiv
Posters with the words “Courage is made in Ukraine”, and “Courage is a Ukrainian brand” hang in the windows of closed shops on the central street of Kyiv.

Photo: Khrystyna Kulakovska

5.05 Borodianka, Polissia
The Ukrainian flag stands against the backdrop of a high-rise building destroyed by Russian occupation.

Photo: Anastasia Vlasova for Getty Images⁠

5.05 Derhachi, Slobozhanshchyna
A sapper inspects the room during demining. According to the UN, Ukraine is one of the most mined countries in the world.

Photo: Julia Kochetova

6.05 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A bomb shelter under the former factory, where 70 to 200 people spend the night. Every night the walls tremble from rockets and shells falling nearby.

Photo: Kirill Gonchar

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Natalia Ponedilok

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