23/08 – 28/08. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №31

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Ukraine celebrated two public holidays in a row: 23 August — Flag Day; and 24 August — Independence Day. The latter this year coincided with a tragic date: half a year ago, on February 24, Russia launched a full-scale armed invasion of Ukraine. President of Poland Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister of Great Britain Boris Johnson visited Kyiv.

23-24 August in Ukraine

23.08 Kryvyi Rih, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia

Photo: Heidi Levine for The Washington Post

24.08 Kyiv
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi and his wife lay flowers at the Wall of Memory of those who died for Ukraine.

Photo: Ukrainian Presidential Press Service

23.08 Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
A soldier of the Territorial Defense forces signs the flag.

Photo: Dmitry Smolenko

24.08 Berlin, Germany
Parade in Berlin for the Independence Day of Ukraine.

Photo: Angelina Bishop

23.08 Kyiv
A girl, wrapped in a flag, inspects an exhibition of destroyed R*ssian military equipment on Khreschatyk.

Photo: Lynsey Addario

24.08 Kyiv
Volodymyr Zelenskyy shows Boris Johnson a memorial sign in his honor on the Alley of Courage.

Photo: Instagram page of Volodymyr Zelenskyi

23.08 Lviv, Halychyna
Luhansk Philharmonic Academic Symphony Orchestra during a charity concert in support of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Photo: Jeff Mitchell

24.08 Warsaw, Poland
Yellow-blue illumination of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw.

Photo: Natalia Panchenko

24.08 Kyiv
Ukrainians celebrate Independence Day of Ukraine on Independence Square.

Photo: Yevhenii Zavhorodnii

25-26 August in Ukraine

Russian troops continue to constantly shell civilian objects in Ukrainian cities. On the evening of August 24, Russia hit a passenger train and the Chaplyne railway station, killing 25 people. A “parade” of destroyed Russian equipment was held on Khreschatyk Street in Kyiv.


Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

25.08 Zaporizhzhia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
A family that left the temporarily occupied Nova Kakhovka.

Photo: Nick Tymchenko

26.08 Dnipro, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Girls draw inside the children’s room of the centre for internally displaced people in Dnipro.

Photo: Yana Sidash

25.08 Mykolaiv, Prychornomoria
Post office workers inside the shelter during missile fire in Mykolaiv.

Photo: Wojciech Grzedzinski for The Washington Post

26.08 Slobozhanshchyna
Fragments of projectiles.

Photo: Stas Yurchenko

25.08 Kyiv
Brothers in arms during the farewell ceremony of the Ukrainian defender Yuriy Karakay.

Photo: Mikhail Palinchak

25.08 Chaplyne, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
A Ukrainian serviceman stands inside a crater made by a Russian shell next to a destroyed house.

Photo: Dmytro Smolienko

25.08 Slobozhanshchyna
A fighter of the special unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Da Vinci Wolves.

Photo: Stas Yurchenko

25.08 Kyiv
A woman on an electric scooter drives past an exhibition of destroyed Russian military equipment on Khreschatyk Street.

Photo: Sergiy Ilyashenko

25.08 Kyiv
The inscription on the destroyed R*ssian military vehicle “Crimea will be free!”

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

27-28th August in Ukraine

The Armed Forces of Ukraine repelled Russian offensive attempts in several directions. On the evening of August 28, the occupiers hit the centre of Kharkiv with rockets. The administrative building was destroyed. For the first time, the Ukrainian band Antytila and British singer Ed Sheeran performed together a song, recorded it in support of Ukraine.

28.08 Kharkiv

Photo: Serhiy Zhadan

28.08 Borodianka, Polissia
A children’s playground in front of buildings destroyed as a result of the Russian shelling.

Photo: Nazar Furyk

28.08 Slobozhanshchyna
A column of smoke that arose after enemy shelling.

Photo: Ammar Awad

27.08 Slobozhanshchyna
Military equipment in the war zone.

Photo: Serhii Nuzhnenko

28.08 Slobozhanshchyna
A fighter of the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade, Kholodnyi Yar.

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

27.08 Lviv, Halychyna
A woman is recovering in a rehabilitation center after injuries received during the Russian shelling.

Photo: Emile Ducke

27.08 Warsaw, Poland
Ukrainian band Antytila and British singer Ed Sheeran on the day of a joint performance at the main stadium of Poland.

Photo: UNITED24 Instagram page

28.08 Kyiv
The art demonstration “Ukraine is One,” during which Ukrainians symbolically connected the left and right banks of the Dnipro river with a flag.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

27.08 Lviv, Halychyna
Children play in the fountain. In the center of the photo, there is a girl who returned from a six-month evacuation from Poland.

Photo: Emilio Morenatti

27.08 Bucha, Polissia
The wedding of a Ukrainian defender and his bride in Bucha.

Photo: Alexey Furman

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