30/06 – 05/07. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №22

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On June 30, the Operational Command ‘South’ reported that the Russian military had withdrawn from Zmiinyi island. On July 1, Russians launched a missile attack on the resort village of Serhiivka, killing over 20 people. Residents of Kremenchuk are recovering after Russia’s terrorist attack on a shopping centre.



Photo: Nikolay Synelnykov

30.06 Zmiinyi island
A satellite image of Zmiinyi island, abandoned by the Russian military after they suffered heavy losses.

Photo: Maxar Technologies

01.07 Chernihiv, Sivershchyna
Men ride their bicycles in the streets of Chernihiv.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

01.07 Location unknown
A defender of Mariupol, liberated during an exchange of prisoners of war, is helped onto an evacuation bus by paramedics.

Photo: Stas Yurchenko

01.07 Tavria
A member of Ukraine’s Armed Forces surveys the surrounding area using binoculars, with the Ukrainian flag flying behind him.

Photo: Philippe de Poulpiquet

01.07 Slobozhanshchyna
A Ukrainian serviceman, defending his country in the Izium area.

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

01.07 Zaporizhzhia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Children choose toys at a centre for temporary displaced persons. The words on the chalkboard read: “Glory to Ukraine’s Armed Forces”.

Photo: Julia Kochetova

01.07 Kremenchuk, Poltavshchyna
A doctor examines a man who was injured as a result of the Russian missile attack on the ‘Amstor’ shopping mall in Kremenchuk.

Photo: Alina Smutko

01.07 Chernihiv, Sivershchyna
A man with his bike in front of a multi-storey residential building hit by a Russian missile.

Photo: Slava Ratynski


UNESCO has listed Ukrainian borscht as an intangible cultural heritage. The demolition of the building rubble left behind after a Russian missile strike continues in Serhiyivka. Farmers work tirelessly in the fields to provide Ukrainians with food.


Photo: Philippe de Poulpiquet

03.07 Antarctica
Oleg Kurus, the cook of the 27th Ukrainian Antarctic Expedition, cooked Ukrainian borscht to celebrate its recognition as intangible heritage by UNESCO.

Photo: Serhii Hlotov

03.07 Bucha, Polissia
A man repairs the roof of his house which was damaged during the Russian shelling.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

03.07 Lviv, Halychyna
This cat belongs to a man who was evacuated from Lysychansk, and currently lives in a modular town for temporarily displaced persons.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

03.07 Kyiv
A boy in a train carriage on the Kyiv Children’s Railway.

Photo: Alexey Furman

03.07 Mykolaiv, Prychornomoria
A wooden cross at a burial site next to a children’s swing.

Photo: George Ivanchenko

02.07 Serhiivka, Bessarabia
Rescuers continue to clear rubble after a Russian missile attack.

Photo: Telegram channel of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

03.07 Sloviansk, Slobozhanshchyna
Residents of Sloviansk after a Russian rocket fire on residential buildings. Behind them is an emergency service vehicle.

Photo: Tetiana Romaniuk

02.07 Tavria
A burst from a missile hit nearby civilian infrastructure.

Photo: Philippe de Poulpiquet

Farmers mow hay in the field.

Photo: Nikita Gubar


The R*ssian invaders continue to advance in the east of Slobozhanshchyna, trying to establish complete control over these areas. The evacuation of civilians from the temporarily occupied territories of southern Ukraine continues. People are settling into new temporary homes in safer areas.


Photo: Evgeny Petlev

A sunflower by the road. Behind it is a road sign that reads “Go f*ck yourself. Go f*ck yourself again. F*ck off to R*ssia.”

Photo: Nick Tymchenko

05.07 Okhtyrka, Slobozhanshchyna
A residential building with a broken window covered with a folk print blanket.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

05.07 Slobozhanshchyna
Fighters of an elite unit defending Ukraine in the eastern direction.

Photo: Albert Lores

05.07 Zaporizhzhia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
An evacuation bus arriving in Zaporizhzhia from Tavria.

Photo: Elena Tita

05.07 Zaporizhia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Children’s drawings on the wall of the Zaporizhzhia Reception Centre for displaced persons.

Photo: Elena Tita

05.07 Lviv, Halychyna
A mother and children living in a modular town for temporarily displaced persons.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

05.07 Kyiv
The burial ceremony of a soldier of the Azov regiment.

Photo: Alina Smutko

05.07 Kyiv
A monument reinforced with sandbags as protection against blast waves and shrapnel.

Photo: Sergiy Illyashenko

Multi-storey buildings that were damaged as a result of Russian shelling.

Photo: Sergiy Illyashenko

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