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NEW YORK, USA – 24 FEBRUARY 2022: Ukrainian citizens protests in New York City against the war after Russia started the invasion of Ukraine. — Photo by JANIFEST
A Ukraine-based content platform has launched a free image collection that shows what’s happening in Ukraine with additional images of protests from around the world and inside of Russia.
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The Say No to War image collection has been created by Vista’s Kyiv-based Depositphotos and VistaCreate, as Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine. Anyone can download the stock photographs for their blogs, publications, social media or even design projects and help show the world the impact of war inside the Eastern European country.
In an email to Russian-based customers, Vadim Nekhai, vice president of VistaCreate and Depositphotos, wrote: “For many years, we have been creating a product that helps you develop your business and make ideas come true. And we are Ukrainians. Now we have something to ask you. Right now, a full-scale war is taking place in Ukraine. Russia is bombing residential areas, hospitals, orphanages and schools in our cities. Government-controlled Russian media continue to lie about a ‘special military operation in Donbas’ while civilians across the country are being killed and thousands of people have already lost their homes. We see it with our own eyes, as most of our team is located in Ukraine.”
26th February, 2022, Ukraine, Uzhgorod-Vyshne Nemeckoe: Refugees from Ukraine on the border with Slovakia (checkpoint “Uzhgorod-Vyshne Nemeckoe”) in the Zakarpatya regions. — Photo by Fotoreserg
KYIV, UKRAINE – Feb. 25, 2022: War of Russia against Ukraine. View of a civilian building damaged following a Russian rocket attack the city of Kyiv, Ukraine — Photo by palinchak
Vadim goes on to say: “We urge you to please not close your eyes to what is going on! This bloody war is not only a threat to the freedom of Ukraine. It is a direct threat to freedom of speech, finance, and movement. The threat to the identity of each of you, each citizen of Russia, who did not start this war but will continue to do nothing.”
Vadim then urges his customers to watch the news from reputable international media, call friends and family in Ukraine, find out what’s happening first-hand, and go out to the streets and protest peacefully, saying “no to war as loudly as possible!”
The Say No to War series has only launched in the last 24 hours and is updated in real-time, with every image free to download and use. Take a look at the growing collection at depositphotos.com. Meanwhile, we’ve shared a few examples here.
Kyiv ,Ukraine: 24th February, 2022 – people hiding in metro station — Photo by Fotoreserg
KYIV, UKRAINE – Feb. 26, 2022: War of Russia against Ukraine. Fighters of the battalion of territorial defense of the city of Kyiv — Photo by palinchak
KYIV, UKRAINE – Feb. 25, 2022: War of Russia against Ukraine. Rescue service works near a house destroyed by russian rocket in Kyiv — Photo by palinchak
Massa, Italy – February 26, 2022 – Mother and daughter demonstrate against the war in Ukraine — Photo by cristianstorto

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Pooja Sachdeva

Pooja Sachdeva

Pooja is a healthcare professional with a Master's in Public Health. She focuses on the impact of technology on healthcare, from telemedicine to wearable devices. Pooja is also a fitness enthusiast and loves to explore new health tech gadgets.