13/04 – 18/04. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №9

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Presidents of European countries continue to come to Kyiv and express their support for Ukraine. In Tallinn, an action was organized against violence against Ukrainian women, putting bags on their heads and smearing them with red paint. Meanwhile, the regions of Ukraine affected by the Russian occupiers are receiving more and more humanitarian aid every day.

13.04 Chernihiv, Sivershchyna

Photo: George Ivanchenko

14.04 location unknown
Pyrotechnic units of the State Emergency Service are neutralizing Russian bombs on the territory of Ukraine.

Photo: State Service of Ukraine for Emergencies

13.04 Kyiv
The presidents of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia arrived in Kyiv to express their support.

Photo: President's Facebook page @zelenskiy_official

13.04 Ripky, Sivershchyna
A Russian tank overturned on a bridge near the village of Ripky.

Photo: George Ivanchenko

13.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Retirees are waiting in line for humanitarian aid.

Photo: Pavel Dorogoy

14.04 Bucha, Polissia
Sidewalk damaged after shelling by Russian troops.

Photo: Rodrigo Abd

13.04 Tallinn, Estonia
20 women staged a rally outside the Russian embassy against the rape of Ukrainian women by the Russian occupiers.

Photo: Priit Mürk / ERR

14.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Desk in the apartment of a house that suffered from shelling by Russian soldiers.

Photo: Felipe Dana

13.04 Novoselivka, Sivershchyna
A man is cleaning the street in his village against the backdrop of houses destroyed by Russian shelling.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

14.04 Severodonetsk, Slobozhanshchyna
Civilians are taking away humanitarian aid accompanied by the Ukrainian military.

Photo: Marko Djurica

April 15-16th

Russia, furious at the loss of the cruiser “Moskva”, is launching missile strikes on the defense facilities of Ukrainian cities. Meanwhile in Irpin and Bucha, mass burials of civilians have begun. Letters and graffiti continue to be found in apartments and houses on the outskirts of Kyiv after a month of looting by Russian soldiers.


Photo: Facebook page of the 93rd separate mechanized brigade "Holodnyi Yar"

15.04 Lviv, Halychyna
Burial of a deceased officer in the Garrison Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.

Photo: Chekal Pietro

15.04 Bucha, Polissia
New graves are being dug in an overcrowded cemetery to bury civilians killed by the Russian occupiers.

Photo: Rodrigo Abd

16.04 Irpin, Polissia
Hundreds of fresh graves in the cemetery in Irpin, where for a month Russian troops committed atrocities against locals.

Photo: David Guttenfelder for the New York Times

15.04 Synkivka, Sivershchyna
A Russian shell landed in a yard in a village, 800 meters from the Belarusian border.

Photo: George Ivanchenko

15.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
In Kharkiv, Russian troops continue to shell residential areas, killing and injuring local residents.

Photo: Felipe Dana

15.04 Bucha, Polissia
“This is an order, sorry”: graffiti on the wall of an apartment in Bucha, where Russian soldiers committed many war crimes.

Photo: Philippe de Poulpiquet

15.04 Vyshneve, Naddniprianshchyna
During the night, Russian missiles partially destroyed the Vizar plant, which produced Neptune anti-ship missiles.

Photo: Fadel Senna for Agence France-Presse (AFP)

16.04 Lysychansk, Slobozhanshchyna
Occupying Russian troops fired on the Lysychansk refinery, resulting in a huge fire.

Photo: Marko Djurica

15.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A girl in a bomb shelter on the northern outskirts of Kharkiv. The shelter is home to 10-20 people, forced to hide from the shelling.

Photo: Alex Kent

April 17-18. Photo digest

Russian troops continue to shell residential neighborhoods and infrastructure in Ukrainian cities. As a result of one of these shellings, civilians were killed in Lviv for the first time since the start of the full-scale invasion. Ukrainians are grateful to the Mariupol guards for their bravery. Children in liberated cities play in courtyards and learn to paint Easter eggs.

Cover 17.04 Lviv, Halychyna

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

17.04 Lviv, Halychyna
Easter egg painting workshop for children at the Puppet Theater.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

18.04 Kyiv
A huge banner was hung on the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine building supporting the defenders of Mariupol.
The inscription reads “Mariupol. Your bravery saves Ukraine. ”

Photo: Olena Grozovska

18.04 Chernihiv, Sivershchyna
Books by Ukrainian writers were found under the rubble of a building shelled by Russian occupiers.

Photo: State Scientific and Technical Library of Ukraine (SSTL)

18.04 Bucha, Polissia
Children who survived the Russian occupation are playing in the yard.

Photo: Ron Haviv

17.04 Chernihiv, Sivershchyna
Nina’s apartment, where a shell struck and destroyed everything except the kitchen. Nina is now living with her friends.

Photo: George Ivanchenko

18.04 Lviv, Halychyna
Russian troops launched missile strikes on Lviv.

Photo: Ozge Elif Kizil for Getty Images⁠

18.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Doctors comfort a woman whose father died due to shelling by Russian occupying forces.

Photo: Alkis Konstantinidis

18.04 Irpin, Polissia
A destroyed district of private houses in Irpin.

Photo: Alexey Furman for Getty Images⁠

18.04 Barvinkove, Slobozhanshchyna
A scarecrow representing a hanged Putin at a checkpoint along the front line.

Photo: Philippe de Poulpiquet

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