11/08 – 16/08. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №29

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Heavy fighting continues in the east of Ukraine. Russian troops attack the city of Bakhmut. On August 11, the Russian invaders again shelled the Zaporizhzhia NPP and the territory near the nuclear facility. An exhibition of Russian military equipment, destroyed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the vicinity of Kyiv and Chernihiv, was opened in Lviv.

August 11-12th in Ukraine

12.08 Slobozhanshchyna

Photo: Anton Shevelov

12.08 Irpin, Polissia
A woman in a blue skirt and a yellow blouse walks down the street of liberated Irpin.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

11.08 Chornobyl, Polissia
Issuance of humanitarian aid to self-settlers of the exclusion zone.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

12.08 Druzhkivka, Slobozhanshchyna
A man on crutches goes to get drinking water.

Photo: David Guttenfelder

12.08 Bakhmut, Slobozhanshchyna
Fragments of projectiles on Bakhmut Street.

Photo: Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberovy

12.08 Prychornomoria
The inscription on the blackboard of the damaged school reads: “February 23. Classroom work. The last day of peace in our Ukraine.”

Photo: Oleksandr Ratushnyak

11.08 Slobozhanshchyna
A soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine inspects the territory with binoculars.

Photo: Instagram page of the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade, Kholodnyi Yar

11.08 Slobozhanshchyna
Ukrainian military personnel rest near the front line after a four-month combat rotation.

Photo: Bulent Kilic

12.08 Lviv, Halychyna
An exhibition of Russian military equipment and weapons destroyed by the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

11.08 Lviv, Halychyna
A woman kneels and prays in the Latin Cathedral. The sculptures of the saints are covered with protective materials in case of a shelling.

Photo: Instagram page of The New York Times

August 13-14th in Ukraine

The occupied Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant operates with the risk of violating radiation safety standards. On the morning of August 14, Russian military once again shelled Mykolaiv: objects of civil infrastructure were damaged. The Student Council of Lviv held a social event called “Diplomas that will Never be Issued” in memory of students who died during the Russian-Ukrainian war.


Photo: General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

14.08 Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
View on the occupied Zaporizhzhia NPP.

Photo: David Guttenfelder

14.08 Mykolaiv, Prychornomoria
A residential building damaged as a result of Russian shelling.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

14.08 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A woman who lived in a Kharkiv underground, hiding from Russian shelling for more than three months.

Photo: Dmytro Shklyarov

13.08 Kyiv
Bandurist on the territory of St. Sophia Cathedral.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

14.08 Irpin, Polissia
American artist Track Kelly paints damaged cars in Irpin.

Photo: Oleksandr Khomenko

14.08 Borodianka, Polissia
A girl pushes a toy cart along the street of liberated Borodyanka.

Photo: Alina Smutko

14.08 Sloboda, Sivershchyna
A woman is carrying new windows for her house that was damaged by Russian shelling.

Photo: Lisa Bukreyeva

13.08 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A man in front of a destroyed building in Kharkiv. The inscription made by the artist Hamlet Zinkivskyi says: “Time hears us”.

Photo: Mikhail Palinchak

14.08 Lviv, Halychyna
The exhibition “Diplomas that will Never be Issued” in memory of students who died because the Russian war.

Photo: Roman Kaiman for Lviv City Council

August 15-16th in Ukraine

On the morning of August 16, explosions occurred near Dzhankoi (Canköy – Crimean Tatar spelling) in the temporarily occupied Crimea. Risking their own lives, volunteers continue to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate civilians from front-line settlements. Inspection of shelters in schools that prepare to start offline learning continues.

16.08 Kyiv

Photo: Lynsey Addario

16.08 Lviv, Halychyna
The First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska inspects the bomb shelter of one of the schools in Lviv.

Photo: Olena Zelenska's Instagram page

16.08 Slobozhanshchyna
Serhiy Filimonov, commander of the combat unit of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine “Honor”, with a puppy in his arms.

Photo: Stas Yurchenko

16.08 Sivershchyna
Children with bicycles.

Photo: Lisa Bukreyeva

16.08 Orihiv, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
People in a front-line town.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

15.08 Nikopol, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
A residential building in Nikopol was damaged as a result of the Russian shelling.

Photo: Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberovy

16.08 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Houses destroyed by Russian troops in a residential area of Kharkiv.

Photo: Wolfgang Schwan

16.08 Polissia
The ruined bridge over the Bucha River.

Photo: Sergiy Ilyashenko

16.08 Borodianka, Polissia
A fence with inscriptions left by Russian occupiers: “V,” “Stop. They shoot.”

Photo: Elena Tita

16.08 Kukhari, Polissia
A chair next to a wall covered in debris.

Photo: Yevhenii Zavhorodnii

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