24/06 – 29/06. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №21

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Ukrainian troops were ordered to withdraw from the city of Severodonetsk to more prepared positions. The battle for the city lasted over a month. The evacuation of civilians from Ukrainian frontline areas continues. About 300 children are living in modular towns for temporarily displaced persons in Lviv.



Photo: Johanna-Maria Fritz

24.06 Donetsk region
The Rapid Reaction Squad of the Ukrainian Red Cross helps to evacuate people from the Donetsk region.

Photo: Tania Romaniuk

25.06 Slobozhanshchyna
Artillery operator from the 93rd Mechanized Brigade, ‘Kholodnyi Yar’

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

25.06 Severodonetsk, Slobozhanshchyna
Ukrainian serviceman driving a damaged bus.

Photo: Oleksandr Ratushnyak

24.06 Lviv, Halychyna
Children from the temporarily occupied territories in a modular camp for migrants.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

25.06 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A residential building in Kharkiv, destroyed by the Russian military.

Photo: Yana Sidash

24.06 Kyiv
Portrait of the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Photo: Julia Kochetova

24.06 Slobozhanshchyna
A woman at the entrance to an apartment building near the combat zone.

Photo: Aris Messinis

24.06 Slobozhanshchyna
Pigs in the yard of a farm destroyed by the Russians in eastern Ukraine.

Photo: Aris Messinis

25.06 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A woman living in her ruined apartment without water, gas or electricity.

Photo: Yana Sidash


On the morning of June 26, Russian missiles hit a residential building and a kindergarten in Kyiv. The G7 Leaders’ Summit started in Bavaria, Germany. On June 27, a shopping center in Kremenchuk was engulfed in flames after being hit by a missile strike from the Russian Federation. As a result of the war with Russia, more and more Ukrainian couples are deciding not to postpone the decision to get married.

27.06 Bakhmut, Slobozhanshchyna

Photo: Marko Djurica for Reuters

27.06 Kremenchuk, Poltavshchyna
‘Amstor’ shopping center in Kremenchuk, destroyed by a Russian missile strike.

Photo: Telegram channel of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

Graffiti on the wall of a building damaged by shrapnel: “Putin is a d*ckhead”.

Photo: Sergiy Illyashenko

27.06 Germany
The G7 leaders at a summit in the Bavarian Alps, chaired by Germany.

Photo: Benoit Tessier for Getty Images⁠

A butterfly perches on the hand of a Ukrainian defender.

Photo: Twitter account ‘Porobleno’

26.06 Kyiv
Bomb crater in the yard of the kindergarten that was hit by a Russian missile.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

26.06 Kyiv
Search and rescue operations underway in a residential building destroyed in a Russian rocket strike.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

26.06 Kyiv
A cloud of smoke rises in Kyiv after a rocket strike by the Russian Federation.

Photo: Gleb Garanich for Reuters

27.06 Kyiv
A newlywed couple after registering their marriage via the simplified procedure permitted by martial law.

Photo: Natacha Pisarenko for The Associated Press

27.06 Kyiv
A seven-year-old boy sells his drawings to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Photo: Maria Kravchenko


A total of 144 Ukrainian soldiers were released from Russian captivity, including some of those who defended Azovstal in Mariupol. The Russian Federation continues to shell civilian targets in Ukrainian cities. In many countries, rallies are being held in support of Ukraine. Richard Branson, British entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group Ltd., visited Kyiv and Hostomel.


Photo: George Ivanchenko

29.06 Kremenchuk, Poltavshchyna
A shopping mall destroyed by a Russian missile in Kremenchuk.

Photo: Efrem Lukatsky for The Associated Press

29.06 Madrid, Spain
A girl having her face painted with the colours of the Ukrainian flag during a rally in support of Ukraine, which took place in Spain.

Photo: Juan Medina for Reuters

29.06 Kyiv
A roadside market in Kyiv.

Photo: Gregory Oleinik

29.06 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Women cook food at the entrance of an apartment building using firewood collected in the yard.

Photo: Sasha Maslov

29.06 Slobozhanshchyna
Crossing the Siverskyi Donets River.

Photo: Oleksandr Ratushnyak

Exchange of prisoners of war.

Photo: Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine

29.06 Bila Krynytsia, Bukovyna
A woman kneels holding the Ukrainian flag to honour a fallen Ukrainian soldier.

Photo: Alexey Furman for Getty Images

29.06 Mariupol, Pryazovia
The city of Mariupol, almost completely destroyed by Russian shelling.

Photo: Instagram account of mariupolske_tv

29.06 Kyiv
Billionaire Richard Branson at a meeting with Ukrainian entrepreneurs in Kyiv.

Photo: Instagram account of Mykhailo Fedorov, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

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