18/06 – 23/06. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №20

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Lysychansk is under constant Russian shelling, and the evacuation of civilians continues. Ben Stiller, UN Goodwill Ambassador and Hollywood actor, visited Ukraine. Every third Sunday in June, Ukrainians thank medics who rescue military and civilians and risk their own lives during the full-scale invasion.


18.06 Zaporizhzhia and Podniprovia

Photo: Anton Shevelev

18.06 Kyiv
The farewell ceremony with Roman Ratushnyi, public activist, and intelligence officer of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Photo: Oleksandr Khomenko

18.06 Mykolaiv, Prychornomoria
Firefighters eliminate the consequences of Russian missile attacks.

Photo: George Ivanchenko

19.06 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Ukrainian soldier in front of the inscription “The Hero City – Kharkiv”.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

The hand of the man who had lived in Russian-occupied Mariupol for more than three months and left on June 10.

Photo: Mariia Kutniakova

A military medic shows his tattoo of the state emblem of Ukraine.

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

19.06 Lviv, Halychyna
Hollywood actor Ben Stiller came to Ukraine on a humanitarian mission.

Photo: Andrew McConnell

19.06 Lysychansk, Slobozhanshchyna
A woman with her child during the evacuation from Lysychansk.

Photo: Aris Messinis

19.06 Odesa, Prychornomoria
The Odesa National Opera resumed work after a forced pause due to the full-scale Russian invasion.

Photo: Laetitia Vançon

The military doctor of the 93rd Mechanized Brigade, ‘Kholodnyi Yar’

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


Ukrainians abroad are calling on European governments to impose new sanctions and a full energy embargo against Russia. Lviv bid farewell to Artemiy Dymyd, who died in battle near Donetsk. Fierce battles with the Russian occupiers continue in Severodonetsk.

21.06 Kryvyi Rih, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia

Photo: Sasha Maslov

21.06 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Writing on the board of a ruined school, “February 23. Classwork. Topic – the Black Sea”.

Photo: Illia Kabachynskyi

21.06 Lviv, Halychyna
Artemiy Dymyd’s brothers-in-arms at his farewell ceremony.

Photo: Bohdan Hrab

21.06 Odesa, Prychornomoria
Ukrainian defender with a lifebuoy from the destroyed cruiser “Moskva” on the beach in Odesa.

Photo: Michael Shtekel

20.06 Sloviansk, Slobozhanshchyna
Wheelchairs by the windows in a hospital near combat zone.

Photo: Julia Kochetova

21.06 Slobozhanshchyna
Note on the door of a house near the front line, “Do not go to the toilet! Mines”.

Photo: Sergiy Mykhalchuk

21.06 Zaporizhzhia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
A man with a child. Behind them, there is the brass band of the Zaporizhzhia Municipal Dance Theatre.

Photo: Elena Tita

21.06 Severodonetsk, Slobozhanshchyna
A sign on the way out of Severodonetsk, the city that the Russians have been trying to capture for more than a month.

Photo: Oleksandr Ratushnyak

21.06 Bucha, Polissia
A fighter of the Territorial Defence Forces rests after tactical training near the liberated city of Bucha.

Photo: Slava Ratynski


In Kyiv, on Maidan Nezalezhnosti Square, people say goodbye to the commander of the Carpathian Sich battalion, Oleh Kutsyn. Civilians and military injured during the Russian shelling are being moved to relatively safe cities in Ukraine and abroad. Ukrainian servicemen do not lose their fighting spirit and continue to courageously defend the country from the Russian occupiers.


Photo: The Telegraph

23.06 Prychornomoria
Ukrainian serviceman in a T-shirt with the inscription “I am Ukrainian and I am fighting for my freedom.”

Photo: George Ivanchenko

23.06 Zaporizhzhia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Mother with child in Zaporizhzhia reception center.

Photo: Elena Tita

Colonel Olexander Pyskun at the checkpoint.

Photo: Sasha Maslov

23.06 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
The SES team drops a defused bomb from the roof of an apartment building in Kharkiv.

Photo: Leah Millis

22.05 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
On International Yoga Day, actor Maksym Burlaka draws attention to the war in Ukraine with a photo from Kharkiv next to a shell.

Photo: Stanislav Ostrous

23.05 Lviv, Halychyna
A mother and daughter who lost limbs during the Russian shelling say goodbye to a doctor before going to the United States for rehabilitation.

Photo: Andrii Sadovy's Facebook page

22.06 Kyiv
A serviceman with the call sign “Buffalo” is undergoing rehabilitation at a Kyiv clinic.

Photo: Natacha Pisarenko for AP Photo

22.06 Kyiv
A servicewoman during the farewell ceremony with the commander of the Carpathian Sich battalion, Oleh Kutsyn.

Photo: The Telegraph

23.06 Severodonetsk, Slobozhanshchyna
Ukrainian defenders defending the country to the east.

Photo: Oleksandr Ratushnyak

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