AP PHOTOS: Day 26: In the Ukrainian capital, scenes of courage
By The Associated Press
A shopping center lies in ruins after being shelled by Russian forces in the Ukrainian capital, kyiv. A man can be seen pacing in his upstairs apartment after an entire wall of his apartment building was knocked down in a bombardment.
The Russian assault on the Ukrainian capital continued on Monday with devastating force, targeting the homes of Kyiv residents, with deadly consequences. A worker at the city’s Baikave cemetery crematorium, Ruslan Trishchuk, 40, took a brief cigarette break after the sad task of cremating the dead, dozens of wooden coffins stacked behind him.
Yet the resilient spirit and determined courage of the city’s survivors were everywhere: one woman measured the window of her apartment destroyed by a bombing the day before, before covering it with plastic. Serhii Volosovets, a commander of the Ukrainian Territorial Defense Forces, fired a pistol at a volunteer training camp in Brovary, northeast of Kyiv.
And a young woman, Daryna Kovalenko, 19, held her little terrier, Tim, close to him as he arrived at kyiv train station, after leaving his home in Chernihiv through a humanitarian corridor.