13/05 – 18/05. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №14

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May 13-14th

The Armed Forces are liberating Kharkiv region and are gradually mastering Western-style weapons. During the occupation, Ukrainians wrote “People live here” on fences, while Russians wrote “Glory to Russia.” The capital and its suburbs are coming back to life, but destroyed houses and broken machinery do not allow anyone to forget about the war.

14.05 Turin, Italy

Photo: official webpage of Eurovision

Land Forces units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are practicing their skills for offensive operations on American armored personnel carriers.

Photo: Land Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

13.05 Vilkhivka, Slobozhanshchyna
A Ukrainian defender stands in the middle of a school gym where Russian soldiers based themselves.

Photo: Agence France-Presse

13.05 Kyiv
The capital is coming back to life, but sandbags, anti-tank hedgehogs and regular air raids do not allow us to forget about the war.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

13.05 Obukhovychi, Polissia
Inscription with paint on the gate: “People live here.” This is an appeal to the Russians who occupied and plundered the village.

Photo: David Guttenfelder

14.05 Gogoliv, Naddniprianshchyna
Demining the roadside.

Photo: David Guttenfelder

Graffiti reading “Glory of Russia” on a school wall which is painted with Ukrainian symbols, in Sumy region.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

13.05 Suburbs of Kharkiv
A family hides in a basement during shelling.

Photo: George Ivanchenko

14.05 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
The Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to push Russian troops out to the border with the Russian Federation in Kharkiv region.

Photo: Mstyslav Chernov

Liberated settlements in the north of Ukraine are gradually coming back to life.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

May 15-16

Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine does not stop. More and more Ukrainians are returning to their homes, particularly in Kharkiv. A humanitarian operation to remove wounded Ukrainian servicemen from Azovstal in Mariupol is underway.

16.05 Mariupol, Pryazovia

Photo: Dmytro Orest Kozatsky

15.05 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Mechanics repair a tank in eastern Ukraine.

Photo: Finbarr O'Reilly for The New York Times

15.05 Slobozhanshchyna
The Ukrainian military is resting on the front line near the border with Russia.

Photo: Finbarr O'Reilly for The New York Times

16.05 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Kharkiv street art artist Hamlet has created a new drawing called “Infernal Hospitality”.

Photo: Kirilo Gonchar

15.05 Zalissia, Sivershchyna
Anatoliy Benkovsky, chief security officer of FC Dynamo Kyiv, is standing near his destroyed house.

Photo: Nick Timchenko

16.05 Kyiv
An action in support of the military under siege at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

Photo: Yuriy Stefanyak

The Ukrainian military continues to destroy Russian occupation forces in eastern Ukraine.

Photo: Facebook page of the 93rd Mechanized Brigade, ‘Kholodnyi Yar’

15.05 Popasna, Slobozhanshchina
Ukrainian military medics provide assistance to soldiers in a field hospital during hostilities.

Photo: Chris McGrath

15.05 Lviv, Halychyna
Three children sleep in the mother’s and child’s room at the Lviv railway station before returning to Kharkiv.

Photo: Diego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York Times

16.05. Novoazovsk, Pryazovia
Buses with wounded Ukrainian soldiers from Azovstal arrived in Novoazovsk, which was temporarily occupied by the Russians.

Photo: Reuters

May 17-18th

Heavy fighting continues in the eastern and southern parts of the country. Kyiv mourned the passing of Leonid Kravchuk, the first President of independent Ukraine. Volodymyr Zelenskiy spoke at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. In the Kyiv region, towns are gradually coming back to life – residents are returning to visit their homes, while mine clearance operations are still ongoing.


Photo: Daniel Ceng Shou-Yi / ZUMA Press Wire⁠

17.05 Kyiv
Memorial service for the first President of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

17.05 Cannes, France
Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s speech at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival 2022.

Photo: Eric Gaillard for Reuters

17.05 Mariupol, Pryazovia
Defenders of Mariupol. Soldiers of the Azov Regiment at the Azovstal plant.

Photo: Arseniy Fedosiuk

18.05 Slobozhanshchyna
Inscription on a wall: “The Russians have no fire that can stop the fierce”.

Photo: Stas Yurchenko

18.05 Kyiv
Anti-tank hedgehogs near Lukianivska metro station.

Photo: Gregory Oleinik

18.05 Irpin, Polissia
A ruined high-rise building in the city of Irpin.

Photo: Sergiy Illyashenko

18.05 Lviv, Halychyna
A doctor carries 11-year-old Yana Stepanenko, who was injured during the shelling of the Kramatorsk railway station.

Photo: Emilio Morenatti

18.05 Polissia
A rescuer from the State Emergency Service demines a homestead near Borodianka.

Photo: Carlos Barria for Reuters

18.05 Bucha, Polissia
A damaged car in the streets of Bucha, a city that suffered heavily under Russian occupation.

Photo: David Guttenfelder

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