14/03 – 19/03. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №4

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The third week of a full-scale war in Ukraine continues. Russian troops continue shelling residential buildings in the central districts and on the outskirts of Kyiv, an enemy missile has become an exhibit at the Zoo Museum in Mykolayiv, and people have finally begun to evacuate from Mariupol in their own cars.

14.03 Kyiv

Photo: Nick Tymchenko

15.03 Lviv, Halychyna
Since the first days of the full-scale war, volunteers in Lviv began knitting the camouflage nets. In the process, people communicate with each other, sing Ukrainian songs, exchange news, and share worries.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

15.03 Irpin, Polissya
A man tries to comfort a dog paralysed with fear, who refuses to go anywhere after the bombing.

Photo: Marcus Yam

14.03 Brovary, Polissya
The Ukrainian military couple hugs after marrying in the Brovary hospital. Their marriage was registered by the chaplain and Eugene, a paramedic from the territorial defence unit.

Photo: Chris McGrath

15.03 Mariupol, Pryazovia
Newborns left without parents in the city hospital.

Photo: Evgeniy Maloletka for the AP

14.03 Kyiv
Most roads in Kyiv are blocked by barricades.

Photo: Felipe Dana

14.03 Kyiv
A man rides a bicycle near the place of the recent bombing.

Photo: Lynsey Addario

15.03 Kyiv
As a result of the Russian shelling, a multi-storey residential building in the Sviatoshynskyi district burned down completely. 4 people died. The area affected by the fire is 4800 m2.

Photo: Pavel Petrov

15.03 Mykolaiv, the Black Sea coast
The missile, which fell on February 27 at the local zoo, is now displayed at the museum.

Photo: Salwan Georges for the Washington Post

15.03 Kyiv
An employee of the State Emergency Service responding to the incident of the bombings in Kyiv and its outskirts.

Photo: Vadim Ghirda для АР

16th–17th March

The third week of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has ended. The Russian military continues to shell residential areas and even theaters where children take shelter. At the same time, Ukrainian citizens continue to defend and support each other, and Ukrainian rescuers are localizing large-scale fires.

Photo: Facebook profile of 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade

16.03 Kyiv
The street near “Lukianivska” subway station after the bomb shelling. The poster on the billboard is the movie “Stop-Zemlia”, which received Shevchenko National Prize a week ago.

Photo: Albert Lores

17.03 Odesa, Prychornomoria
Singers and musicians of the Odesa Opera performed in the center of Odesa to support the fighting spirit of the city.

Photo: William Keo

16.03 Odesa, Prychornomoria
Odesa residents are preparing to defend the city. They are filling bags with sand for barricades and collecting food and medicine.

Photo: Emin Özmen

Thanks to the Ukrainian military, Russian equipment on the territory of Ukraine is in three conditions only: broken, abandoned or taken by the armed forces of Ukraine.

Photo: Facebook profile of the 93rd Independent Kholodnyi Yar Mechanized Brigade

17.03 Kyiv
Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded five State Emergency Service officers with the Order For courage of the Third Degree.

Photo: SES (State Emergency Service)

17.03 Kyiv
Olena puts her son’s school album to her bag while taking the most necessary things from her apartment, which was destroyed in the result of the Russian attack.

Photo: Oleksandr Khomenko

17.03 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Due to Russian shelling, Barabashovo, one of the largest industrial and clothing markets in Ukraine, has been on fire for almost a day.

Photo: h_kharkov

16.03 Mariupol, Pryazovia
Russian aircraft dropped a super-powerful bomb on the Drama Theater in the center of Mariupol. It said “Children” in big letters in Russian near the building, but this didn’t stop the pilots.

Photo: Maxar

16.03 location is unknown
The Ukrainian flag damaged by shelling is hanging at the entrance to a building fenced for defence.

Photo: Alex Lourie

18th–19th March

The fourth week of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine has begun. Residents of Mariupol are attempting to flee the city in their cars. Every day, the Russian military kills and injures an increasing number of people. Civilian infrastructure is still being demolished. Ukrainians continue to stand up for their country and continue to resist the occupiers.

19.03 Zaporizhzhia
Despair in children’s eyes because of the “Russian world”. A resident woman of Mariupol, managed to evacuate from the city.

Photo: Dmitry Smolenko

19.03 Lviv, Halychyna
To honour the memory of children who died as a result of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, 109 empty strollers were placed on Rynok Square in Lviv.

Photo: unknown source

18.03 Kyiv
Due to fires caused by Russian army airstrikes, the sky over Kyiv was shrouded with smoke.

Photo: Aris Messinis

18.03 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A Russian missile partially destroyed the Academy of Public Administration building.

Photo: Alex Lourie

18.03 Kyiv
Muslims, who are defending Ukraine in various ways, come to pray at a mosque in Kyiv.

Photo: Alina Smutko

18.03 Kyiv
Residential buildings damaged as a result of Russian shelling in Kyiv’s Podilskyi district.

Photo: Mikhail Palinchak

19.03 Mykolaiiv, Prychornomoria
Rescuers carry a Ukrainian soldier who was saved from the wreckage of a separate air assault brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, which Russian missiles had hit.

Photo: Bulent Kilic

18.03 Kyiv
A man removes a curtain at a school damaged by Russian shelling in Kyiv.

Photo: Rodrigo Abd для AP Photo

18.03 Zaporizhzhia
On a light sheet draped over the body of 15-year-old Masha Feshchenko, you can clearly see the outlines of the stump, where her right leg was amputated above the knee.⁠ She was walking with her mother and another girl in their hometown of Polohy when the shell fell a few meters away.

Photo: The Telegraph

19.03 Odesa, Prychornomoria
Ukrainian soldier hugs a dog and looks at the sea.

Photo: Armed Forces of Ukraine

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