19/05 – 24/05. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №15

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May 19-20th

The Ukrainian military continues to fight against the Russian occupiers in the east and south of the country. The United States is providing military assistance to Ukraine’s armed forces. The liberated areas of Kharkiv region are being demined by Ukrainian sappers and patrolled by Ukrainian fighters. Doctors and nurses in frontline hospitals are constantly saving the lives of wounded civilians and servicemen.


Photo: Stas Yurchenko

20.05 Mariupol, Pryazovia
Dmytro Kozatskyi, a fighter of the Azov Regiment, posted an album of his photos with the following caption: “Well, that’s it. Thank you for the shelter, Azovstal is the place of my death and my life.”

Photo: Dmytro 'Orest' Kozatskyi

19.05 Mala Rohan, Slobozhanshchyna
Two men inspect the debris from destroyed Russian equipment.

Photo: Bernat Armangue

20.05 Kutuzivka, Slobozhanshchyna
Zhenia, a serviceman of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, guards a position near Kutuzovka.

Photo: Bernat Armangue

20.05 Borodianka, Polissia
A house in Borodianka after a missile attack. The words on the balcony read: “Putin is a prick“.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

20.05 Dnipro, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
A mechanic repairs a car for the Armed Forces before sending it to the combat zone.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

20.05 Kyiv
Ukrainian servicewoman and public figure Maria Berlinska.

Photo: Kostiantyn Huzenko

20.05 Slobozhanshchyna
Doctors and nurses at a frontline hospital in eastern Ukraine try to save the lives of the wounded.

Photo: Lynsey Addario

20.05 near Luhansk, Slobozhanshchyna
A tank on the outskirts of Luhansk.

Photo: Aris Messinis

20.05 Georgia, USA
US military personnel load M113 armored personnel carriers onto transport bound for Europe, to provide military assistance to Ukraine.

Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces

May 21-22nd

Polish President Andrzej Duda arrived in Kyiv on an unannounced visit. Photojournalists Mstislav Chernov and Evgeniy Maloletka won the Georgiy Gongadze Prize. Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to defend the country in the eastern and southern regions. Ukrainians wounded during the war are undergoing treatment and rehabilitation.


Photo: Oleksandr Kulykov

22.05 Kyiv
The President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, delivered a speech in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukraine’s parliament).

Photo: Jakub Szymczuk

22.05 Mariinka, Slobozhanshchyna
Oksana, a volunteer with a sniper unit.

Photo: Wojciech Grzedzinski

22.05 Slobozhanshchyna
A soldier from the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the road in the zone of active hostilities.

Photo: Aris Messinis

22.05 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Valeriy at the metro station in Kharkiv where has he lived for around three months, hiding from the shelling.

Photo: Yana Sidásh

22.05 Slobozhanshchyna
A building destroyed by enemy shelling.

Photo: Carlos Barria

21.05 Kyiv
Olena, who was injured during the shelling of the village of Rozvazhiv, is painting in a hospital ward.

Photo: Emilio Morenatti

21.05 Dnipro, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Children who lived for two months at the besieged Mariupol steel plant, Azovstal, play in a park in Dnipro, the city to which they have been temporarily evacuated.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

Iryna (call sign “Cheka”), who volunteers with the medical volunteer battalion ‘Hospitallers’.

Photo: Julia Kochetova

22.05 Athens, Greece
Ukrainian women living in Greece sing the Ukrainian national anthem in embroidered shirts during a ceremony in honour of Vyshyvanka Day.

Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis

May 23-24th

The Solomianskyi District Court in Kyiv found Russian soldier Vadim Shishimarin guilty of killing a Ukrainian civilian and sentenced him to life in prison. Fighting continues in eastern areas of the country. The Ukrainian military is reinforcing the protection of the border between Ukraine and Belarus. Deoccupied cities are gradually coming back to life.


Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

23.05 Dnipro, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Oleh, a displaced person from Popasna who volunteers at the Refugee Relief Headquarters.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

23.05 Dnipro, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
A girl rides a toy tank in a park in central Dnipro.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

24.05 Kyiv
An elderly couple in Kyiv. Behind them are monuments covered with sandbags to protect against blast waves and debris.

Photo: Sergiy Illyashenko

The aftermath of Russian shelling in a residential area of a Ukrainian city.

Photo: Alina Smutko

24.05 Bucha, Polissia
A fence in a residential area of Bucha, damaged during enemy shelling.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

24.05 Borodianka, Polissia
A woman queuing for a hot lunch in a square in Borodianka, a city now liberated from the occupiers.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

24.05 Slobozhanschyna
A bomb crater in front of a ruined supermarket.

Photo: Aris Messinis

24.05 Sivershchyna
Ukrainian troops head to the line of defense along the northern border with Belarus.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

09__24.05 Sivershchyna
Soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces rest near a checkpoint on the border with Belarus.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

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