“Cork” Kiev, victims of the shooting and Megavyshivanka Mazepa

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“Cork” Kiev, victims of the shooting and Megavyshivanka Mazepa

Photo of the week

05.22.2020 17:37

Ukrinform

The events of the past seven days are in the lens of the cameras of photojournalists Ukrinform.


Photo: Evgeny Kotenko

Against a background of weakening of the quarantine, the Ukrainians began to visit the open-air leisure areas in large numbers. Such an image could be observed on the territory of the National Botanical Garden named after Nikolai Grishko.


Photo: Gennady Minchenko

Traffic jams have become traditional, especially in the streets of the capital.


Photo: Gennady Minchenko

The number of people queuing for public transport has also increased, which until now has operated in a special mode. However, this situation should change when the second phase of quarantine after May 22 is introduced. It provides in particular for access to public transport, the restoration of the metro, intra-regional transport and hotel operations, if the epidemiological situation of the region allows.

At the same time, according to the Ministry of Health, Kiev and 11 other regions are not ready after May 22, the second stage of the relaxation of quarantine measures has started. But the mayor of Kiev, Vitali Klitschko, is asking the government to allow the introduction of the second phase of easing restrictions in the capital from May 23. Klitschko also insists on opening the metro, as planned, on May 25, “because the city is experiencing a collapse in transportation.”


Photo: Elena Khudyakova

The government also authorized visits to kindergartens on May 25. At the same time, pre-school establishments are not obliged to return to work if they are not ready to accept pupils, they do not have enough protective equipment and other things necessary to ensure child safety. The opening of kindergartens was also requested this week by parents under the cabinet during the campaign “Kindergartens for parents!”


Photo: Sergey Gudak

In addition, the government has taken over 66 border crossings with Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova. The Ukrainians immediately took advantage of it. In the photo: a man in a bus at the international checkpoint in Tisa (Chop – Zahony) on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border.


Photo: Gennady Minchenko

Despite the quarantine and the rain: on Wednesday May 20, a press conference by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on the results of the first year of his cadence was held in the park part of the Mariinsky Palace.


Photo: Gennady Minchenko

Chairs have been set up for journalists on an outdoor lawn, and a special podium has been set up for the Head of State with a table and chairs on it.


Photo: Alexey Kovalev

Friday, May 22, in the Luhansk region, they said goodbye to the commander of the Lugansk-1 battalion, Sergei Gubanov, who died the day before in the environmental protection zone. With 20 other police officers, on the evening of May 20, he was exploded by a mine while patrolling the village of Trekhizbenka. The two brothers were injured and taken to hospital, and the battalion commander died on the way to the medical center. In the Lugansk region, Friday, May 22, declared the Day of Mourning.


Photo: Julius Zozulya

In Odessa, 20 Torgovaya Street, part of a four-story building collapsed with an attic of 30 apartments (built in 1890). 8 residents, including 2 children, were taken out of the house. Partially damaged 3 apartments (2, 3 and 4 floors), where 17 people lived, who were not at the time of the collapse of the house. There are no casualties or injuries.


Photo: Julius Zozulya

On Monday May 18, Ukraine and the world organized events on the day of the struggle for the rights of the Tatar people of Crimea and paid tribute to the victims of the Crimean Tatars genocide. Thus, near the monument to Prince Mikhail Vorontsov in Odessa, in honor of those who did not survive the deportation of 1944, pigeons were released into the sky.


Photo: Pavel Bagmut

And a luminous installation appeared on the building of the Cabinet of Ministers in solidarity with the Tatar people of Crimea. The government house was highlighted in red, blue and yellow, with the inscription “May 18, 1944 – genocide of the Tatar people of Crimea” and others relating to the deportation. Video images of these periods were also shown.


Photo: Vyacheslav Madievsky

The quarantine did not interfere with the celebration of Embroidery Day on the third Thursday in May – and not just with online flash mobs. In Kharkov, cyclists joined the celebrations. The bike ride started from the Shevchenko monument after the choir performance of the anthem of Ukraine: more than 100 participants in embroidered shirts started under the Ukrainian flags.


Photo: Sergey Pustovit

Traditionally, the Ukrainian national costume “received” and monuments. Among those of Poltava was in particular the monument to Ivan Mazepa, who “put on” a megishishanka 1.2 meters long and 3 meters wide.


Photo: Markiyan Lyseyko

On May 21, ancient statues on the market square in Lviv also appeared in embroidered shirts (in the photo, a sculpture of Amphitrite). In addition to the traditional holiday look, they also received a relevant accessory – embroidered masks.


Photo: Nikolay Myakshikov

The process of creating exclusive patriotic masks – was also presented on the day of embroidery by craftsman Tatyana Shchurova, who has her own brands of hand-embroidered products. Among the masks there are female and male options.


Photo: Evgeny Kotenko

The scandal of the week was an interview with journalist Dmitry Gordon with the so-called crime prosecutor Natalya Poklonskaya and a terrorist, one of the leaders of the 2014 DPR activists, Igor Girkin (Strelkov). A hundred activists came to protest against such a “communication” under Gordon’s desk and the online publication of the same name.


Photo: Markiyan Lyseyko

On the occasion of International Museum Day in Lviv, a wall fresco representing the former director of the Lviv art gallery, the hero of Ukraine Boris Voznitsky, was opened on the wall of the house in which he had lived. It is the first of 6 murals which should appear this year on the skyscrapers of Lviv within the framework of the project “Geniuses of the microdistricts: six districts, six murals, six personalities”. It is also planned to create murals with Vasily Slipak, Andrei Sheptytsky and other personalities.


Photo: Vyacheslav Madievsky

Moose from Pogorelsty, injured by fires in the Chernobyl area, will undergo a summer rehabilitation at the Feldman Ecopark Kharkiv animal rescue center in the landscaped park. Here, the moose are bred according to the conservation program of the European moose population (Alces alces).

We also suggest seeing brighter photos from the outgoing week.


Photo: Sergey Gudak

A contactless thermometer in the hands of a border guard on the territory of the international checkpoint of Tisa (Chop – Zakhony) on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border.


Photo: Sergey Gudak

A chest X-ray of a COVID-19 patient at the Transcarpathian Center for Pulmonary Diseases.


Photo: Sergey Gudak

Consultant, Transcarpathian Center for Pulmonary Diseases.


Photo: Julia Ovsyannikova

Woman and mask on the street of Kiev.


Photo: Vladimir Tarasov

Burn coronavirus: in Kiev, they showed how to dispose of used masks and gloves, which have been collected in specially equipped points for more than a week.


Photo: Sergey Gudak

A border guard with a service dog on the territory of the international checkpoint of Tisa (Chop – Zakhony) on the Ukrainian-Hungarian border.


Photo: Julius Zozulya

A woman sells things in a “flea market” which opened near the Starokonny market in Odessa.


Photo: Dmitry Smolenko

From the bottom of the sea – not a mermaid: divers showed their discoveries, discovered during work to clean the waters of the Sea of ​​Azov in the Kirillovka region of Zaporozhye.

Photo: Julia Ovsyannikova

Beauty in masked conditions – focus on the eyebrows. Kiev.


Photo: Gennady Minchenko

Installation during the visit session of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on humanitarian and information policy in order to become familiar with the situation concerning the functioning of the Kiev studio for documentary films “Ukrkinochronika” and the state enterprise “National Cinema of Ukraine “in Kiev.


Photo: Gennady Minchenko

Films in the territory of the Kiev studio of documentary films “Ukrkinohronika” and SE “National Cinema of Ukraine”.


Photo: Markiyan Lyseyko

Rapeseed field in bloom in the Lviv region.


Photo: Elena Khudyakova

Sunset over Kiev.


Photo: Yuri Rylchuk

Mandarin duck in Ivano-Frankivsk.

According to the materials: ukrinform.ru

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