07/04 – 12/04. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №8

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Russia continues to commit war crimes and kill Ukrainian civilians by striking the Kramatorsk railway station — the central hub for migrants from Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Evidence of war crimes by the Russian occupiers continues to be recorded in the liberated Kyiv region. At the same time, amid the chaos and danger, children are born in the basements of maternity hospitals across the country.

08.04 Borodyanka, Polissya
A monument to Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko has become a symbol of the ruined city of Borodyanka near Kyiv.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

08.04 Kramatorsk, Donetsk region
Five children died from the explosion of a rocket with the Russian inscription “For Children”.

Photo: Telegraph

08.04 Yagidne, Sivershchyna
The names of the dead are engraved on the basement wall of the school, where more than 300 people have been imprisoned for weeks by the Russian occupiers. On the left are the names of those killed by the enemy. On the right are those who died due to harsh conditions in the basement.

Photo: Marko Djurica

08.04 Kyiv
A child born during the war in the basement of the maternity hospital sleeps in the arms of his parents.

Photo: Lynsey Addario

08.04 Kukuryki-Kozlovichi
Ukrainian activists continue to block the passage of trucks carrying goods to Russia on the Polish-Belarusian border.

Photo: Natalia Panchenko

08.04 Lviv, Galicia
A demonstration near the Russian embassy, where citizens brought red-painted objects and household appliances to symbolise the looting by Russian occupiers.

Photo: Roman Baluka for UNIAN

07.04 Bucha, Polissya
Another road damaged by Russian troops in Kyiv region.

Photo: Felipe Dana

07.04 Bucha, Polissya
Together with the Security Service of Ukraine and experts, prosecutors are recording war crimes in Bucha and Borodyanka in the Kyiv region.

Photo: Telegraph

08.04 Kramatorsk, Donetsk region
Russia fired a missile at the Kramatorsk railway station. The strike killed 52 people and injured at least 109.

Photo: Facebook page of Volodymyr Zelensky

07.04Bucha, Polissya
A man poses for a photo in a Putin mask. In the background is a destroyed Russian tank.

Photo: Rodrigo Abd

April 9-10th

The European Union approves the fifth package of sanctions and bans import of goods from Russia and Belarus to its territory. Children in Bucha are trying to get back to normal life after a month of Russian occupation. Prime-minister of Great Britain arrives to Kyiv in order to meet with Zelensky and to support Ukraine.

10.04 Andriivka, Polissia

Photo: Julia Kochetova

9.04 Kukuryki-Kozlovichi
A participant of blockade on Poland-Belarus border is happy about the win: Euro commission has banned trucks from Russia and Belarus from entering the EU.

Photo: Natalia Panchenko

9.04 Ternopil, Halychyna
A monument to the Russian writer Pushkin was dismantled in Ternopil.

Photo: Nadiia Melnychenko

10.04 Kyiv
Kyiv residents have piled sandbags around the monument to Princess Olga in order to save it in case of possible Russian bombing.

Photo: Mikhail Palinchak

10.04 Lviv, Halychyna
The school “Lviv warrior of self-defence” accepts those interested in learning first aid and basic skills in handling weapon.

Photo: Lina Chu

10.04 Kyiv
An artist from Kharkiv Valeria Polianskova presented ceramic roosters to the prime-minister of Great Britain and to the President of Ukraine in the centre of Kyiv.

Photo: Facebook page zelenskiy_official

10.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A couple is passing by a civilian house shelled by Russian occupants.

Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis for Reuters

10.04 Zaporizhzhia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Volunteers are making bulletproof vests for the military.

Photo: Pavlo Pashko

09.04 Bucha, Polissia
Boys are playing on a playground following a month of Russian occupation.

Photo: Rodrigo Abd

09.04 Zaporizhzhia, Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Sowing continues under the shelling on the fields near Zaporizhzhia. Farmers wearing bulletproof vests sow various crops only 30 km. from the demarcation line.

Photo: Dmytro Smoliyenko

April 11-12th

The evacuation of the residents of Donetsk and Luhansk regions continues. The international medical humanitarian organization “Doctors Without Borders” is sending medical trains to Lviv with wounded from the fighting in the country’s east. On April 12th, the Security Service of Ukraine announced the detention of Putin’s closest ally and People’s Deputy of Ukraine, Viktor Medvedchuk.

Cover 11.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna

Photo: Igor Chekachkov

11.04 Kyiv
A stray cuddles up to a woman who has previously removed the dog’s ticks and provided the necessary care.

Photo: Julia Kochetova

11.04 Sloviansk, Slobozhanshchyna
Men help an elderly woman in a wheelchair to board a train to Lviv.

Photo: Marko Djurica

11.04 Lviv, Halychyna
The first container town for IDPs from the war zone has been installed in Lviv.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

11.04 Chernihiv, Sivershchyna
A man who pulled over to the side of the road was killed in a land mine blast near the Kyiv-Chernihiv highway.

Photo: Georgii Voronov

12.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
The Russian invaders continue to shell residential areas of Kharkiv; as a result, the buildings start to burn.

Photo: Felipe Dana

11.04 Lviv, Halychyna
77-year-old Paraskoviya is looking out the window of an evacuation medical train. Doctors Without Borders, together with Ukrainian Railways and the Ministry of Health, are evacuating patients affected by the active hostilities in the east.

Photo: Genya Savilov for AFP photo

12.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
The peculiarities of everyday life in the Kharkiv metro.

Photo: Alina Smutko

11.04 Bucha, Polissia
After receiving humanitarian aid, the locals gratefully embrace the volunteers for providing water, food, and medicine.

Photo: Alexey Furman

Ukraine’s Security Service detained People’s Deputy Medvedchuk, who was previously accused of treason. After 48 days of hiding, he tried to cross the Ukrainian border, disguised as an Armed Forces member.

Photo: the Security Service of Ukraine

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