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TUESDAY September 27, 2022: 'UKRAINE WAR: DAY 216' by award winning photographer David Ryder: The so-called referendums that have been going on for the past five days in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine have come to an end. With all votes reportedly counted, the results show exactly the kind of majority in favor of joining Russia that has prompted many to consider the referendums a ''sham'' that violated international law.' Ukrainian President Zelensky says Moscow plans to annex the regions in Ukraine and will force people to join the Russian military, saying 'either you are killed, or you kill.' Welcome to 'UKRAINE WAR: DAY 216'
© zReportage.com Story of the Week #856: TUESDAY September 27, 2022: 'UKRAINE WAR: DAY 216' by award winning photographer David Ryder: The so-called referendums that have been going on for the past five days in Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine have come to an end. With all votes reportedly counted, the results show exactly the kind of majority in favor of joining Russia that has prompted many to consider the referendums a ''sham'' that violated international law.' Ukrainian President Zelensky says Moscow plans to annex the regions in Ukraine and will force people to join the Russian military, saying 'either you are killed, or you kill.' Welcome to 'UKRAINE WAR: DAY 216'
Newlyweds pose for a photo on a street corner in Kyiv, as Ukrainian civilians continue to go about their daily lives as the Russia-Ukraine War continues. In the first half of 2022, the nation had a record number of marriages, with weddings behind but also on the frontlines during the war with Russia.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A girl visits a display of captured Russian tanks and other military equipment on display in Saint Michael's Square in Kyiv, as civilians continue to go about their daily lives as the Russia-Ukraine War drags on.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A damaged van is abandoned in a neighborhood hit by shelling in Kharkiv. The city in under constant threat during the Russia-Ukraine War.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
OLEG AFANASENKO and NATALYA AFANASENKO shelter in an underground living space, where they have stayed since the beginning of the war, in Kharkiv. During the Russia-Ukraine War many residents have moved from damaged homes and apartments into basements being used as makeshift bomb shelters.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A shrapnel damaged car parked in a residential area hit heavily by shelling in Kharkiv, during the Russia-Ukraine War.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A girl watches from an exposed and damaged balcony as workers repair a residential building in Irpin, which was hit during shelling in the Russia-Ukraine War which continues with no end in sight.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A red painted sign directs residents to a bomb shelter in a residential area damaged by shelling in Kharkiv, during the Russia-Ukraine War.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
Military personnel check for mines in the damage from early morning shelling at a sports arena in the Kholodnohirskyi district of Kharkiv. Russian forces have used banned antipersonnel mines in the eastern Kharkiv region, Human Rights Watch reports.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
Military personnel check for mines in the damage from early morning shelling at a sports arena in the Kholodnohirskyi district of Kharkiv. Russian forces have used banned antipersonnel mines in the eastern Kharkiv region, Human Rights Watch reports.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
Broken glass which has been collected from the streets and stored for safety after recent shelling in the Kholodnohirskyi district of Kharkiv.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
With broken windows and rubble scattered across the floor, a hospital heavily damaged by shelling in Kharkiv, during the Russia-Ukraine War.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A torn Orthodox calendar hangs on the wall above a dust covered desk in a hospital damaged by shelling in Kharkiv, during the Russia-Ukraine War.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
The entrance gate to a home damaged during fighting near Kharkiv, during the Russia-Ukraine War.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A woman walks past a destroyed car and damaged building after previous shelling during the Russia-Ukraine war in Kharkiv. Kharkiv is under constant threat of bombing.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
People affected by war line up outside for free lunch at a facility run by 'Myrne Nebo,' which translates to 'Peaceful Sky,' in Kharkiv. The charitable organization offers meals in the city of Kharkiv as well as delivering goods to villages close to the front line of the Russia-Ukraine War.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
People affected by war enjoy a free lunch at a facility run by 'Myrne Nebo' in Kharkiv. The charitable organization offers free meals in the city of Kharkiv as well as delivered meals and nonperishable goods for villages close to the front line of the Russia-Ukraine War in the Kharkiv region.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
VERA wipes away tears and is comforted by VALENTINA BLOSHICINA while discussing her grandchildren, who she has't seen for months, during a food delivery by the aid organization 'Myrne Nebo' in a frontline village near Kharkiv. The Russia-Ukraine War continues to affect food security in the Kharkiv region and other frontline areas.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
Villagers receive food aid during a delivery by the aid organization 'Myrne Nebo' in a frontline village near Kharkiv,. The Russia-Ukraine War continues to affect food security in the Kharkiv region and other frontline areas.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A Ukrainian Police officer armed with AK47 rifle keeps watch in a village liberated by Ukrainian forces just days earlier during the Russia-Ukraine war. An international war crimes investigation is ongoing in the area.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
Shrapnel cut marks on a tree as residents clean up after a recent Russian shelling attack during the Russia-Ukraine war in Kharkiv.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A Ukrainian soldier holds unexploded Russian grenades in a destroyed building near Kharkiv, as the Russia-Ukraine War continues with no end in sight.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A heavily damaged building bearing the Russian 'Z' marking is seen in a village liberated by Ukrainian forces just days earlier in Hrakove. Ukraine authorities said that two bodies in the village showed signs of torture by Russians and a local witness directed them to the burial site as part of a war crimes investigation.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
Destroyed vehicles line a road in the southeast section of the Kharkiv region during the Russia-Ukraine war. Ukraine has retaken large areas in the Kharkiv region back from retreating Russian troops.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
A local man stands quietly in respect after helping authorities exhume two bodies from a makeshift grave during a war crimes investigation at a village liberated by Ukrainian forces just days earlier. Authorities said that the two bodies showed signs of torture and a local witness directed them to the burial site.
© David Ryder/ZUMA Press Wire
David Ryder

DAVID RYDER is based in Seattle, Washington and specializes in in-depth issue reporting using photography and video. Holding a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington, David brings a unique approach to his work. He has traveled, studied, and worked in 30 countries on six continents and is fluent in Spanish. He is represented by ZUMA.:856



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