19/04 – 24/04. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №10

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April 19-20

Over 300 people have joined the solidarity action in Lisbon to support Mariupol. The Russian army continues shelling Mariupol’s city center and Kharkiv’s residential areas, where many people are constantly dying. International rescuers from Australia, the USA, and Germany came to Ukraine to help the firefighters from Kyiv Oblast to remove the rubble and find civilians’ bodies.

Lisbon, Portugal

Photo: Ksenia Zaiets

19.04 Chernihiv, Sivershchyna
Soldiers are walking along Peace Avenue in Chernihiv, singing a war song.

Photo: Oleksandr Khomenko

19.04 Gostomel, Polissia
Special operations firefighters, including Americans, Germans, and Australians, are helping Ukrainian rescuers to remove civilians’ bodies from under the rubble of destroyed homes.

Photo: Lynsey Addario for the NY Times

20.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
A woman is standing in front of the homes destroyed by the Russian army in a residential district of Saltivka.

Photo: Felipe Dana

20.04 Kramatorsk, Slobozhanshchyna
A dog is waiting near the operating theater in the hospital while a medical team is saving a Ukrainian soldier’s life.

Photo: Marko Djurica

Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Ukrainian soldiers in front of damaged houses in the center of Kharkiv, which is constantly being shelled by Russian occupiers.

Photo: Chris McGrath

20.04 The Hague, The Netherlands
A veteran of the Russian-Ukrainian war, Igor Galushko, took first place on the rowing simulator in the Invictus Games.

Photo: Telegram channel of the head of the Lviv OVA

20.04 Borodianka, Polissia
Charles Michel, President of the European Council, is hugging a citizen of Borodianka who was liberated from the Russian invaders in early April.

Photo: twitter @CharlesMichel

19.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
The Kharkiv Metro has become a refuge and a bomb shelter for many residents who were not evacuated from the city.

Photo: Philippe de Poulpiquet

20.04 Bucha, Polissia
Dead bodies wrapped in body bags next to a morgue.

Photo: Alexey Furman

April 21-22

Residents of Kyiv region are gradually returning to the lives, communal services are cleaning the streets, firefighters are dismantling damaged houses, sappers are clearing mines and aerial bombs. Kharkiv is targeted daily by the Russian occupiers. In Mykolaiv, which remains without a water supply, people are collecting water in plastic bottles.

21.04 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna

Photo: Mstyslav Chernov

21.04 Horenka, Polissia
A local woman, Mariia, shows how she muffled the sounds of shelling by Russian occupiers for a dog, so that it would be less frightened.

Photo: Oleg Pereverzev

21.04 Lviv, Halychyna
The Lviv National Opera commemorates the fallen heroes and victims of full-scale Russian aggression.

Photo: Yurii Stefanyak

20.04 Mykolaiv, Prychornomoria
On April 12 the Russian occupiers interrupted the water supply of Mykolaiv by the rocket, and now inhabitants of the city are forced to collect water in plastic bottles.

Photo: Kostya Libkos

21.04 Trostianets, Slobozhanshchyna
A man shows the remains of a Russian column of heavy equipment.

Photo: Kostiantyn Guzenko

20.04 Irpin, Polissia
A multi-storey building was destroyed and burned down as a result of shelling by the Russian military.

Photo: Julia Kochetova

20.04 Irpin, Polissia
A pile of scrap metal from cars which were burned and fired upon by the Russian military.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

21.04 Makariv, Polissia
The only possession of this local resident which remained after a rocket hit was a barn with a cow. Now the cow is helping its owners to get by.

Photo: Artem Galkin

20.04 Hostomel, Polissia
Traces of the Russian occupation of Kyiv region: shelled private houses and damaged monuments.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

21.04 Vyshehrad, Polissia
Sappers prepare to detonate two 250-kilogram bombs found at the crash site of a downed Russian SU-25.

Photo: Nick Tymchenko

April 23-24th

Ukrainians celebrated Easter in the midst of the full-scale war. To avoid mass gatherings, people had their Easter baskets blessed the day before the holiday. Priests conducted services in churches, on the front lines, and near churches damaged by the Russian occupation.

24.04 Kyiv

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi for The Wall Street Journal

24.04 Horenka, Polissia
A woman looks out of a broken window in a church during an Easter service.

Photo: Mikhail Palinchak

24.04 Victory, Naddniprianshchyna
A priest conducts an Easter service near a church damaged by Russian shelling.

Photo: Vladyslav Musiienko for Reuters

23.04 Odesa, Prychornomoria
Russian missiles hit residential buildings in Odesa. 8 people were killed, including a three-month-old baby.

Photo: Kostya Libkos

23.04, Kyiv
Volodymyr Zelenskiy during a press conference in the Kyiv metro at Maidan Nezalezhnosti station.

Photo: David Guttenfelder

24.04, Lviv, Halychyna
Hundreds of people refused to miss the Easter service, despite the war in the country.

Photo: Finbarr O'Reilly

24.04 Kyiv
Outside St Michael’s Cathedral, a priest sprinkles people with holy water on Easter Sunday.

Photo: Alexey Furman

23.04, Zhytomyr, Polissia
Residents of Zhytomyr return after having their Easter baskets blessed.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

24.04 Bucha, Polissia
A woman cries during Easter prayers for those killed during the Russian occupation of her city.

Photo: Alex Lourie

24.04 Podniprovia and Zaporizhzhia
Father Andriy conducts an Easter service for the military at bases along the front line.

Photo: Lynsey Addario

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