31/05 – 05/06. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №17

Share this...

The United States has officially announced a new security package for Ukraine. Ukrainian defenders continue to hold back the Russian invaders’ offensive. Life is gradually returning to the deoccupied territories.


31.05 Kolychivka, Sivershchyna

Photo: Alexey Furman

01.06 California, USA
A US Marine helps to load M777 howitzers bound for Ukraine.

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

31.05 Irpin, Polissia
The building of the Central House of Culture in deoccupied Irpin, damaged by Russian shelling.

Photo: Sasha Maslov

01.06 Ruska Lozova, Slobozhanshchyna
Soldiers of the Territorial Defence Forces share the leftover medicines from their first aid kits with local residents.

Photo: Yana Sidash

01.06 Irpin, Polissia
Oleksandr remained in the city with his dogs, Kuzma and Rusalka, throughout the occupation.

Photo: Sergiy Illyashenko

31.05 Chernihiv, Sivershchyna
The Desna Stadium was destroyed during the air raids on Chernihiv.

Photo: Alexey Furman

01.06 Kyiv
A couple walks their dogs on the Landscape Alley in Kyiv.

Photo: Nick Tymchenko

01.06 Kyiv
A fighter from the 8th separate squadron ‘DHV’ of the voluntary formation of the Kyiv territorial hromada, ‘Legion D’.

Photo: George Ivanchenko

01.06 Siversk, Slobozhanshchina
83-year-old Larisa with her dog in the basement of her house, a few kilometres from the front line.

Photo: Philippe de Poulpiquet

01.06 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A burnt-out car in front of damaged residential buildings in Kharkiv’s Saltivka district that was badly damaged by Russian shelling.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi


The Ukrainian Armed Forces bravely defend their country from the Russian occupiers in the eastern and southern fronts. The evacuation of civilians from the most dangerous regions of Ukraine continues. Civilians are returning to their homes in the liberated territories.

03.06 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna

Photo: Kirill Gonchar

03.06 Slobozhanshchyna
A woman in the evacuation train from Pokrovsk.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

03.06 Bucha, Polissya
A woman near her house in deoccupied Bucha.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

The wreckage of a downed Russian helicopter.

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

03.06 Kyiv
Souvenir toilet paper with a portrait of Putin in the capital’s subway.

Photo: Carlos Barria

03.06 Slobozhanshchyna
Ukrainian servicemen of the 95th Air Assault Brigade carry water to their base.

Photo: Finbarr O'Reilly for The New York Times

03.06 Slobozhanshchyna
A sign at the entrance to Donetsk region.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

03.06 Kutuzivka, Slobozhanshchyna
Ukrainian soldiers in a deoccupied village near Kharkiv.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

03.06 Lviv, Halychyna
People comfort each other after the funeral of a serviceman in Lviv.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

03.06 Pokrovsk, Slobozhanshchyna
A child looks out of the window of an evacuation bus.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi


Fierce battles with the Russian army are ongoing in the east of Ukraine. On the morning of June 5, Russian missiles hit the Darnytsia Railcar Repair Plant in Kyiv. Residents of deoccupied cities are gradually clearing up their homes and properties, bringing them back to life.

04.06 Sloviansk, Slobozhanshchyna

Photo: Oleksandr Ratushnyak

05.06 Kyiv
Smoke over the capital as a result of Russian rocket attacks on the Darnytsia Railcar Repair Plant.

Photo: Serhii Volohzhanynov

05.06 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Two girls in front of the damaged building of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration.

Photo: Sasha Maslov

05.06 Hostomel, Polissia
Residents of a ruined building in Hostomel take out their surviving possessions.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

05.06 Hostomel, Polissia
Garbage left by Russian occupiers on the grounds of a school where they set up their headquarters.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

05.06 Slobozhanshchyna
A man stands in front of his burning house after enemy shelling.

Photo: Aris Messinis

04.06 Irpin, Polissia
Devastated premises within Irpin’s Central House of Culture.

Photo: Gregory Oleinik

05.06 Irpin, Polissia
A girl on a scooter in the courtyard of a building damaged by Russian shelling.

Photo: Natacha Pisarenko for The Associated Press

05.06 Hostomel, Polissia
The remains of broken furniture in the yard of a house damaged by shelling.

Photo: Karina Piliugina

05.06 Slobozhanshchyna
A soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine stands on a destroyed enemy vehicle.

Photo: Dmitry Smolenko

The material is prepared by

Founder of Ukraїner:

Bogdan Logvynenko


Photo editor:

Khrystyna Kulakovska


Natalia Ponedilok

Photo editor:

Yurii Stefanyak

Content manager:

Kateryna Minkina


Tonya Smyrnova

Hanna Uraieva

Follow the Expedition