This year, Kharkiv city and oblast had to prove their invincibility through grief and losses. Gwara Media chose 30 of the most important photos that tell the story of Kharkiv Oblast`s resistance to the Russian invaders.

"Російський лендліз" у деокупованому Ізюмі і спалений “Буратіно” позаду
1 – “Russian Lend-lease” in the liberated Izium and the burned “Burationo” (“Pinocchio”, the nickname of the TOS-1 rocket launcher) behind. Serhii Prokopenko / Gwara Media. September 2022
2 – Consequences of the Russian shelling by “Grad” (“Hail”, BM-21 self-propelled multiple rocket launcher designed in the Soviet Union) in Saltivka, one of the most damaged areas in Kharkiv. Diana Ruda. April 2022
3 – The wedding of one of the defenders of the “East” special unit. Diana Ruda. April 2022
4 – A firefighter after Russian shells hit the Proton business center. Olena Dolzhenko. April 2022
5 – The locals in Northern Saltivka, one of the most damaged areas in Kharkiv, are looking at the consequences of the Russian shelling. Olena Dolzhenko. March 2022
6 – A bathroom in one of the apartments in the dormitory that was bombed on Aug. 17-18. Oleksii Yeroshenko / Gwara Media. August 2022
7 – Ambulance workers carry the body of a deceased person in a dormitory that was bombed on Aug. 17-18. Oleksii Yeroshenko / Gwara Media. August 2022
8 – A man shows what has been left of his apartment after the Russian shelling in Northern Saltivka, one of the most damaged areas in Kharkiv. Olena Dolzhenko. March 2022
9 – Oleksandr, who remains in his destroyed apartment in Northern Saltivka, shows his daily life. Oleksii Yeroshenko / Gwara Media. August 2022
10 – The destroyed building of Kharkiv Polytechnic Institute. The researcher Ksenia is glad as she has managed to save some equipment from under the rubble. Serhii Prokopenko / Gwara Media. August 2022
11 – A bomb shelter in the basement of the dormitory of the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. Rodion Prokhorenko. March 2022
12 – View from the fourteenth floor of the building in Northern Saltivka. Hlib Butenko. April 2022
13 – The house in the center of Kharkiv was destroyed by the Russian long-range surface-to-air S-300 missile. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. September 2022
14 – Traces of blood in Kharkiv city center after the Russian shelling. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. September 2022
15 – Utility service workers during the demolition of the rubble of the destroyed power station. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. October 2022
16 – The exhumation team in Izium during a work break. Serhii Prokopenko / Gwara Media. September 2022
17 – Forensic experts examine the body during the exhumation in Kupiansk, and locals ask for humanitarian aid. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. October 2022
18 – Window of the destroyed Skovoroda Museum in Kharkiv. Serhii Prokopenko / Gwara Media. April 2022
19 – Kharkiv Pride activists during the march in the metro. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. September 2022
20 – A girl during the opening of the New Year tree at the University metro station. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. December 2022
21 – Burial of one of the soldiers of the “East” special unit. Diana Ruda. March 2022
22 – The family of the writer Volodymyr Vakulenko, who was killed in Russian captivity. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. December 2022
23 – A Russian helicopter shot down over Kharkiv Oblast. Serhii Prokopenko / Gwara Media. April 2022
24 – “Petal” mine (Green Parrot or Butterfly Mine) in the liberated village of Hrakove. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. September 2022
25 – Residents of Hrakove found a hangar with explosives after the liberation. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. September 2022
26 – The Ukrainian serviceman looks towards the Russian border in liberated Kozacha Lopan / Gwara Media. Oleksandr Magula. September 2022
27 – Repainted Ukrainian graffiti in Russian colors in Kozacha Lopan. The inscription: “The Cossack Nation has no end”. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. September 2022
28 – Kharkiv without street lights. Oleksandr Magula / Gwara Media. November 2022
29 – Secret documents about killed Russian soldiers from the commanders of military bases in Izium. Serhii Prokopenko / Gwara Media. September 2022
30 – Kharkiv territorial defense during the mortar training. Oleksandr Magula. December 2022

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