02/03 – 07/03. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №2

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For more than a week, Ukraine has been defending itself, displacing Russian demotivated soldiers in certain locations. Propagandists stated that Kyiv would be captured in a matter of days, but this did not happen. Ukraine withstands the attack, but Russia shifts tactics and begins terrorizing the civilian population.

Photo Credit: National Guard of Ukraine

3.03 Sarny, Polissia
Two National Guardsmen married in the barricaded city council on the seventh day of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Photo Credit: Roman Pilipey

2.03 Kyiv
The Ukrainian military visits his son, who is at the Dorohozhychi metro station. All metro stations in Kyiv have been used as bomb shelters over the last eight days.

Photo Credit: Mikhail Palinchak

2.03 Kyiv
One of thousands of fighters of the Kyiv Territorial Defence.

Photo Credit: unknown source

3.03 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
The man went to the Freedom Square in front of the Kharkiv Regional State Administration with the Ukrainian flag and “Ukraine will win!” inscription on the poster.

Photo Credit: Armed Forces of Ukraine

3.03 Jerusalem
Jews pray for Ukraine near the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. On March 1, during the shelling of Kyiv, Russian rockets struck the area of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial in an old Jewish cemetery.

Photo Credit: Vadim Ghirda for Apnews

2.03 Horenka, Polissia
Petro Verko, an 81-year-old French teacher, is standing inside his bedroom at the window, which was damaged by a wave of Russian air strikes in Horenka near Kyiv. “If they come here, I’ll hit them with a pitchfork if I don’t have a weapon. But I have a weapon”.

Photo Credit: Maksim Levin

02.03 Borodianka, Naddniprianshchyna
Borodianka’s residential districts after Russian soldiers bombed the city.

Photo Credit: Serhii Nuzhnenko

2.03 Bucha, Polissia
Russian military weaponry has been turned into a pile of junk.

Photo Credit: Oleksiy Obolensky’s Facebook page

2.03 Chernivtsi, Bukovyna
People in wheelchairs help the Chernivtsi Territorial Defense by making Molotov cocktails.

Photo Credit: Emilio Morenatti for AP

4th-5th March

Russia’s war against Ukraine has been going on for ten days now. Russian soldiers have surrounded Mariupol, and are constantly shelling Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Sumy, as well as residential neighborhoods in other smaller cities. Ukrainians keep up fierce resistance, while Ukrainian athletes are winning medals at the Paralympics.

5.03 Irpin, Polissia

Photo: Vhoru

5.03 Kherson, Prychornomoria
In the center of Kherson, civilians held a colossal rally against the Russian occupants, despite Russian soldiers opening fire at the protestants to intimidate them. The city is not yet controlled by Ukraine. Rallying cries can be heard: “Kherson is Ukraine!”, “Putin-Khu*lo!”.

Photo Credit: Chien-Chi Chang for Magnum Photos

5.03 Odesa, Prychornomoria
Ukrainians are fleeing their war-torn hometowns to seek refuge and protection in Poland. Train “Odesa-Mostyska”.

Photo Credit: Aly Song

4.03 Beijing
Ukraine took part in the opening ceremony of the 2022 Paralympics in Beijing. Maksym Yarovyi, a Ukrainian biathlete, was the one carrying the Ukrainian flag. During the first day, Ukrainian athletes won 7 medals.

Photo Credit: Pavlo Dorohoy

4.03 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Locals have equipped metro cars, now resembling apartment rooms.

Photo Credit: Christopher Occhicone

4.03 Kyiv
Kyiv’s residents are building checkpoints to protect their area from Russian attackers. Akademmistechko Kyiv subway station.

Photo Credit: Yevhen Malolietka

5.03 Mariupol, Pryazovia
A local doctor in Mariupol. For the last five days, Russian soldiers have been employing lethal force in the city non-stop. The city is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe. There is no water supply, no electricity, no cell reception, and no food.

Photo Credit: State Emergency Service of Ukraine

4.03 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Life-savers from the State Emergency Service continue emergency work in destroyed buildings bombed by Russians invaders.

Photo Credit: Aris Messinis for AFP

4.03 Irpin, Polissia
In Irpin, numerous private households caught fire because of Russian shelling. People are attempting to save their belongings in the little time they have.

Photo Credit: Justyna Mielnikiewicz

04.03 Lviv, Halychyna
A man says goodbye to his family boarding the bus going abroad. Women and children leave Ukraine, men from 18 to 60 years old are not allowed to. 1.2 million refugees fled the country during the first ten days of the war, while 66 thousand soldiers, willing to defend their country, returned from abroad.

Фото: Chris McGrath

6th-7th March

Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine has been going on for 13 days already. Ukrainians continue to evacuate from places in the west of the country and abroad, where they receive shelter. The cities are defending themselves, and the first volunteers from a foreign legion appear at the checkpoints.

Photo Credit: UNIAN

7.03 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
At Kharkiv’s central railway station, a crowd formed as a result of the mass evacuation of citizens.

Photo Credit: Genya Savilov

6.03 Kyiv
On Sunday, two Ukrainian soldiers married at a checkpoint just outside Kyiv.

Photo Credit: Francesco Malavolta

6.03 Przemyśl, Poland
Polish mothers have left prams at the train station for Ukrainian mothers who may need them when they arrive in Poland with their children.

Photo Credit: Ira Rohovyk

6.03 Lviv, Halychyna
Shelter.lviv has housed about 200 women and children in a three-story kindergarten. Anyone can donate essential products to the shelter – for details, see their Instagram account @shelter.lviv

Photo Credit: Mykhailo Shtekel

6.03 Odesa, Prychornomoria
Checkpoint at the Opera House in Odesa.

Photo Credit: unknown source

7.03 Kyiv
The foreign legion: volunteers from the United States, Britain, India, Sweden, Lithuania and Mexico, who have come to defend Ukraine.

Photo Credit: Carlos Barria

7.03 Irpin, Polissia
The evacuation of locals from Irpin continues. People flee from the occupiers’ shelling, which is targeting civilians.

Photo Credit: Alex Lourie

6.03 Irpin, Polissia
A little girl called Milana escapes from Irpin with her family and dog during the ongoing Russian invasion.

Photo Credit: Aris Messinis for AFP

6.03 Kyiv
In a car repair shop, a member of the Territorial Defence Forces repairs a weapon that previously belonged to the Russian occupiers.

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