22/09 – 27/09. How Ukraine is resisting Russian occupation. Photo digest №36

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On the 23rd of September, the Russia-appointed administrations in the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territories started sham referenda trying to create a legal precedent for joining Ukrainian territories to Russia. On the night of the 22nd of September, Mykolaiv was subjected to powerful Russian shelling, and residential buildings and civilian infrastructure were damaged. On the 23rd of September, the bodies of people murdered by Russians were exhumed from the mass grave in liberated Izium – 447 bodies were found, including children.

22-23rd September in Ukraine

22.09 Mariupol, Pryazovia

Photo: Telegram channel "Mariupol now"

23.09 Kherson, Tavria
The poster of the Yellow Ribbon resistance movement: “There are more of us! Kherson is Ukraine.”

Photo: Ukraine.ua Instagram page

22.09 Izium, Slobozhanshchyna
Russian flag with St. George’s ribbon in a rubbish dump in liberated Izium.

Photo: Wojciech Grzedzinski

23.09
The inscription on a piece of paper in the hands of a fighter recently released from Russian captivity: “If (crossed out) When we return.”

Photo: press officer of the Azov regiment Dmytro Kozatsky on Twitter

23.09 Mykolaiv, Prychornomoria
The consequences of the Russian shelling in Mykolaiv.

Photo: Yana Sidash

23.09 Izium, Slobozhanshchyna
Rescuers helping to exhume bodies from the mass burial site in Izium.

Photo: Pavlo Petrov

23.09 Slobozhanshchyna
Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during a combat mission.

Photo: Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberovy

23.09 Slobozhanshchyna
Ukrainian defender on the Eastern Front.

Photo: Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberovy

23.09 Stebnyk, Halychyna
A girl inside a shelter for temporarily displaced people.

Photo: Katya Moskalyuk

23.09 Izium, Slobozhanshchyna
A guy with a scooter in the skate park in the recently liberated Izium.

Photo: Julia Kochetova

24-25th September in Ukraine

Russian troops continue to shell recently liberated settlements around Kharkiv. On the 25th of September, Russian occupiers hit Zaporizhzhia with rockets, wounding several people. On the same date, Kharkiv hosted the first MetroPride in Ukraine, organized by the KharkivPride team.

24.09

Photo: Oleksandr Ratushniak

25.09 Kharkiv, Slobozhanshchyna
Participants of Kharkiv Metro Pride — a large-scale event advocating for LGBT+ rights in Kharkiv.

Photo: KharkivPride

25.09 Lutsk, Volyn
A bracelet on the arm of the newborn daughter of the combat medic Maryana Mamonova, who was recently released from Russian captivity.

Photo: Ukraine.ua Instagram page

25.09 Kupiansk, Slobozhanshchyna
Women near a car damaged by the fall of a reinforced concrete support.

Photo: Sergiy Ilyashenko

25.09 Kupiansk, Slobozhanshchyna
A woman during evacuation from the front-line zone.

Photo: Manu Brabo

25.09 Kupiansk, Slobozhanshchyna
A Ukrainian serviceman strokes a dog on the street of a recently liberated city.

Photo: Manu Brabo

25.09
An employee of the pyrotechnic unit of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine during the extraction of rocket debris.

Photo: Telegram channel of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine

25.09 Prychornomoria
Portrait of a soldier of the Special Operations Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Photo: Yana Sidash

25.09 Kupiansk, Slobozhanshchyna
Mortarmen during a combat mission.

Photo: Kostiantyn & Vlada Liberovy

24.09 New York, USA
Olena Zelenska and Hugh Herr — head of the MIT Media Lab’s Biomechatronics group that creates bionic limbs.

Photo: Olena Zelenska's Instagram page

26-27th September in Ukraine

Units of the Defence Forces of Ukraine continue to repel enemy attacks in the east and south of the country. On the night of the 27th of September, Russian troops struck the centre of Mykolaiv by multiple rocket launchers. A number of civilian objects were damaged: residential buildings, water supply system, and stores.

27.09

Photo: Instagram page of the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade, Kholodnyi Yar

27.09
A fighter of the Separate Mechanized Brigade, Kholodnyi Yar, is next to boxes of shells.

Photo: Instagram page of the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade, Kholodnyi Yar

27.09
Fighters of the 43rd separate artillery brigade.

Photo: Facebook page of the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

27.09 Takamatsu, Japan
A train painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag with the inscription “We are with you”.

Photo: Ryoji Fugiwara

27.09 Mykolaiv, Prychornomoria
People after the Russian shelling in the centre of Mykolaiv.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

27.09 Mykolaiv, Prychornomoria
Consequences of Russian shelling in Mykolaiv.

Photo: Serhii Korovainyi

27.09 Izium, Slobozhanshchyna
A man with a bicycle walks past a building destroyed by Russian shelling.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

27.09 Izium, Slobozhanshchyna
A basketball backboard in front of a destroyed flat building in a recently liberated city.

Photo: Slava Ratynski

27.09 Kupiansk, Slobozhanshchyna
A man who lived in occupied Kupiansk for more than half a year. His wife was killed by Russian shelling.

Photo: Sergiy Ilyashenko

27.09
Refusal of a Russian soldier from service, in which he complains of poor morale and physical condition.

Photo: Instagram page of the 49th battalion, Carpathian Sich

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